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Germany
Frankfurt am Main
Stadt Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Eschenheimer Anlage

Anton Kirchner

Frankfurt am Main 1779 - Frankfurt am Main 1834
German Protestant pastor, historian, teacher and school reformer
(Wikipedia)
Heinrich Petry
Gustav von Kreß
1879

Frankfurt am Main /  Anton Kirchner   Frankfurt am Main /  Anton Kirchner

Description

Bronze bust on a black marble pedestal with three bronze reliefs referring to Kirchner's activities:
  1. Preacher: Ekklesia (personification of the church) with Bible and cross in front of the tower of St. Catherine's church.
  2. Historian: Clio, the Muse of history, with book and pen in front of the cathedral tower;
  3. Educator: A female teacher and two children.

Frankfurt am Main - Anton Kirchner
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Frankfurt am Main - Anton Kirchner
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Frankfurt am Main - Anton Kirchner
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Inscription(s)

A. KIRCHNER

ANTON KIRCHNER
geb. den 14. juli 1779
gest. den 1. jan. 1835

dem geschichtsschreiber
seiner vaterstadt
errichtet
von seinen dankbaren
mitbürgern
14. juli 1879

Signature

(bust) Modell v. Heinr. Petrÿ - (reliefs) h. petry | 1879
(bust and relief) Galvanoplast. v. Gust v. Kress

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bust
  • Clergyman
  • Clio
  • Ekklesia
  • Historian
  • Kirchner, Anton
  • Kreß, Gustav von
  • Petry, Heinrich
  • Teacher
  • Location (N 50°7'9" - E 8°41'8")

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