Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Wybelsum
(Stadt Emden)
Stadt Emden

Niedersachsen

Jannes-Ohling-Sytaße
(Siel und Schöpfwerk Knock)

Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg und Friedrich II von Preußen

Frederick William of Brandenburg und Friedrich II von Preußen

Josef Uphues & Fritz Schaper
1901/1966

Wybelsum /  Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg und Friedrich II von Preußen

Description

Two bronze statues opposite each other near the Siel und Schöpfwerk Knock:

Wybelsum - Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg und Friedrich II von Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg / Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (Cölln 1620 - Potsdam 1688) Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia - and thus ruler of Brandenburg-Prussia - from 1640 until his death. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he is popularly known as "The Great Elector" German: Der Große Kurfürst) because of his military and political prowess (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Fritz Schaper.
Signature: f. schaper fec. 1901 - aktien-gesellschaft vormals h. gladenbeck & sohn | berlin=friedrichshagen

friedrich wilhelm
der grosse kurfürst 1640-1688
1683-1711 war emden sitz der von
ihm gegründeten brandenburgisch-
afrikanischen handelskompagnie
von der emsmündung aus befuhren
seine schiffe die see

Wybelsum - Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg und Friedrich II von Preußen Friedrich II von Preußen / Frederick the Great, King in Prussia (Berlin 1712 - Potsdam 1786), He became known as Frederick the Great (Friedrich der Große) and was nicknamed Der Alte Fritz ("Old Fritz"). (Wikipedia).

Sculpted by Josef Uphues.
Signature: J. Uphues fec.- Geg. A.-G. Schäfer & Walcker Berlin

könig friedrich ii. von preussen
fürst von ostfriesland 1744-1786
er förderte die landeskultur und
den bau neuer siele

Annotation

The both statues of the Great Elector and his great-grandson Frederick II, were unveiled in the Stadtgarten of Emden in 1901 at the opening of the new outer harbor of Emden, wehre already a monument to Emperor William I was. The statue of William I was lost in World War II, the two other statues were in 1945, after the war, removed at the behest of then-Mayor George Frickenstein and stored at the depot. In 1966 the city of Emden gave the statues to the Drainage Association to place them at the sewage and pumping station at Knock, then under construction.

Wybelsum - Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg und Friedrich II von Preußen

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Location N 53°20'13" E 7°1'39"

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