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Germany
Schwerin
Stadt Schwerin

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Schloßgarten

Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg

Grand Duke Frederick Francis II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Ludwigslust 1823 - Schwerin 1883
Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, 1842-1883
(Wikipedia)
Ludwig Brunow
1893

Schwerin /  Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg   Schwerin /  Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg

Description

Bronze equestrian statue of Grand Duke Frederick Francis II on a richly ornamented pedestal.

At the four corners sit allegorical representation of the four virtues of a monarch:

Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg
Stärke / Strength:
warrior with sword and shield.
Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg
Gerechtigkeit / Justice:
old man with a large tablet with the word gesetz ans scales.
Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg
Weisheit / Wisdom:
old man with a book on his lap.
Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg
Glaube / Faith:
young woman.

The four faces show reliefs:
  1. Front: The Grand-Duke's coat of arms and his name friedrich franz ii.
  2. Back: Shield with the Grand Duke's dates of birth, accession to the throne and dead: * mdcccxxiii mdccxlii mdccclxxxiii, and a dedication das dankbare mecklenburg.

    On the sides two scenes from the Grand-Duke's life with in the bottom border the names of the depicted persons.

    Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg
    3. Einweihung des neuen Universitätsgebäudes 1871 in Rostock
    Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg
    4. Einzug des Großherzogs Friedrich Franz II. 1871 in Schwerin

  3. Right: Einweihung des neuen Universitätsgebäudes 1871 in Rostock / Inauguration of the new university building in 1871 in Rostock; with 33 named pesons: crumbiesel, luckow, mumm., thierfelder, huebner, aubert, weber, muter, schwanert, mejer, bachmann, dieckhoff, philippi, crabbe, buchka, v. stenglins, v. both, v. conring, erbgrossherz. friedrich franz, friedrich franz ii., roeper, bartsch, schulze, fritsche, karsten, willebrand, schildt, staak, jahn, meyer, chrestin, ulenfeld, wolff
  4. Left: Einzug des Großherzogs Friedrich Franz II. 1871 in Schwerin / Entry of Grand Duke Frederick Francis II in Schwerin in 1871; with 40 named persons: v. oertzen, brunow, v. suchow, v. kossel, schroetter, wietinghoff, v. rauch, herz. friedrich wilhelm, v. stosch, v. manteuffel, v. kleist, erbgrossherz. friedrich franz, v. paul, herz. wilhelm, friedrich franz ii, v. bilgeuer, ..zanna, v. zulow, ja...?, ..ngermann, grossherz. marie, herz. elisabeth, grossherz. alexandrine, holstein, kahlden, herz. marie, schlie, stein, v. brandenstein, v. mueller, herz. joh. albrecht, v. klein, v. niel, v. luetzow, v. bressentin, v. koppelow, v. luetzow, buesing, v. vietinghoff, flue..ce

Signature

l. brunow fec. 1893.

Schwerin - Großherzog Friedrich Franz II. von Mecklenburg

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Brunow, Ludwig
  • Equestrian statue
  • Faith (Fides)
  • Frederick Francis II (Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin)
  • Justice (allegory)
  • Monarch
  • Strength (Fortitudo)
  • Wisdom
  • Location (N 53°37'20" - E 11°25'0")

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