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Germany
Putbus
Lkr. Vorpommern-Rügen

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Schloßpark

Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus

Wilhelm Malte I, Prince of Putbus

Putbus 1783 - Putbus 1854
Swedish governor in Swedish Pomerania and later, under Prussian rule, as the chairman of the regional council (Kommunallandtag) of Pomerania and Rügen; built the town of Putbus
(Wikipedia)
Friedrich Drake
1859

Putbus /  Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus   Putbus /  Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus

Description

Marble statue of Prince Wilhelm Malte I in the uniform of a general, erected by his wife. On the sides of the pedestal are reliefs showing scenes from the Prince's life:

Putbus - Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus
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Putbus - Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus
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  1. Allegory on the art and science during the reign of Wilhelm Malte, probably referring to the construction and opening of a Pedagogium in Putbus.
  2. Count Wilhelm Malte made to Prince of Putbus by the Swedish king Gustav IV Adolf in 1807.

Putbus - Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus
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Putbus - Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus
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  1. The architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (center) explains to his fellow artists, the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen and the painter Carl Wilhelm Kolbe the plans for the Granitz hunting castle.
  2. Wilhelm Malte participates on horseback in the wars of liberation, on the Swedish side, because Rügen belonged to Swedish Pomerania.

Inscription(s)

AUS LIEBE UND VEREHRUNG GEWIDMET
VON LOUISE FUERSTIN ZU PUTBUS.

Signature

fr. drake fec. 1859

Putbus - Wilhelm Malte I., Fürst zu Putbus

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Architect
  • Art and Science
  • Drake, Friedrich
  • Governor
  • Gustav IV Adolf (king of Sweden)
  • Kolbe, Carl Wilhelm
  • Painter
  • Schinkel, Karl Friedrich
  • Sculptor
  • Thorvaldsen, Bertel
  • Wilhelm Malte I Prince of Putbus
  • Location N 54°21'2" E 13°28'20"

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