Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Börsenplatz
(Börse)

Landhandel und die Kontinenten

Overland Trade and the Continents

Various sculptors
1843

Frankfurt am Main /  Landhandel und die Kontinenten   Frankfurt am Main /  Landhandel und die Kontinenten

Description

Five sculptures from the old Stock Exchange of c. 1843. The old Stock Exchange was bombed in 1944, but the five sculptures were not damaged, and placed in the gallery of the new Stock Exchange:
  1. Landhandel - Overland Trade, a bearded man with camel.
  2. Afrika - Africa
  3. Europa - Europe
    Signed: Zwerger

    Frankfurt am Main - Landhandel und die Kontinenten
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    Frankfurt am Main - Landhandel und die Kontinenten
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    Frankfurt am Main - Landhandel und die Kontinenten
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  4. Amerika - America
  5. Asien - Asia
    Signed: Zwerger fect.
  6. Australien - Australia
    Signed: ... 1843.

    Frankfurt am Main - Landhandel und die Kontinenten
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    Frankfurt am Main - Landhandel und die Kontinenten
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    Frankfurt am Main - Landhandel und die Kontinenten
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Three continents are made by Johann Nepomuk Zwerger after designs from Karl Eduard Wendelstadt. The 'Landhandel' and 'Australien' is by Eduard Schmidt von der Launitz. Schmidt's third statue, 'Seehandel' was damaged in 1944.

Information Sign

die sechts hier aufgestellten figuren waren teil des fassadenschmucks des
ersten frankfurter börsengebäudes von 1843 am paulsplatz (alte börse).
sie repräsentieren die fünf kontinente und den landhandel und stehen für die
internationalität des frankfurter geld- und warenhandels.

the six statues exhibited here were part of the facade decoration of the first
frankfurt stock exchange building, completed in the year 1843, which was
located on the paulsplatz (old stock exchange).
these allegories represent the five continents and the overland trade and
symbolize the international dimension of frankfurt's currency

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Africa (continent)
  • America (continent)
  • Asia (continent)
  • Continents, Four
  • Europe (continent)
  • Launitz, Eduard Schmidt von der
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Wendelstadt, Karl Eduard
  • Zwerger, Johann Nepomuk
  • Location N 50°6'54" E 8°40'39"

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