Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Lübeck
Hansestadt Lübeck

Schleswig-Holstein

Puppenbrücke

Puppenbrücke

Bridge of Statues

Dietrich Jürgen Boy & P.H. Gnekow
1774-76 (copies of 1985)

Lübeck /  Puppenbrücke   Lübeck /  Puppenbrücke

Description

Bridge of the early 20th century, for which were re-used the statues on the 1776 bridge. One of the statues is larer replaced by a new one, the others are replaced by copies.
    Holstentorplatz - north

    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    1
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    2
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    3
  1. Frieden / Peace.
  2. Vase: agriculture and animal husbandry.
  3. Merkur / Mercury, with his winged had and a purse in his hand, his other hand rests on a package.

    Lindenplatz - north

    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    4
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    5
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    6
  4. Freiheit / Freedom, with a cat at her feet.
  5. Vase: diligence and thrift.
  6. Neptun / Neptune, with a horse.
    This statue was replaced, as the text says:

    = poseidon = originalfigur von
    d. jürgen boy 1776 - zerstört 1936
    nach historischem vorbild frei
    geschaffen v. p.h. gnekow 1989
    gestiftet v.d. friedrich bluhme
    und else jebsen stiftung auf
    initiative des lübeck-forum e.v.
    Signed: gnekow 1989

    Lindenplatz - south

    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    7
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    8
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    9
  7. Klugheit / Wisdom, with a snake.
  8. Vase: the love of country.
  9. Bürgertugend / Civic virtue. A Roman soldier.

    Holstentorplatz - south

    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    10
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    11
    Lübeck - Puppenbrücke
    12
  10. Eintracht / Concordia, with fasces. and cornucopia.
  11. Vase: science and arts; with text Posteritati anno MDCCLXXVI
  12. Trave / River god Trave, beared man with jar.

Information Sign

the bridge of statues

Former outer bridge in front of the second
town gate of the Holsten-gate complex.
The bridge's artificial stone-replicas and
vases of Dietrich Jürgen Boy's original
sandstone sculptures from 1774-76
standing on either side of the bridge were
integrated into the newly constructed
bridge from 1907.

puppenbrücke

Ehemalige äußere Brücke vor dem
zweiten Vortor des Holstenstores.
Von der alten Brücke
die 1773-76 von Dietrich Jürgen Boy
aus Sandstein gefertigten allegorischen
Standfiguren und Vasen
in den Neubau von 1907 übernommen.

Annotation

The original statues are in the St. Annen Museum.

Lübeck - Puppenbrücke

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bridge with statues
  • Civic virtue
  • Concordia
  • Gnekow, P.H.
  • Liberty
  • Mercurius / Hermes
  • Neptune / Poseidon
  • Peace
  • River god/goddess
  • Soldier (Roman)
  • Trave (personification)
  • Wisdom
  • Locatie (N 53°51'58" - E 10°40'32")

    eXTReMe Tracker
    Item Code: desh033; Photograph: 26 June 2013
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt