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Arnoldiplatz

Ernst Wilhelm Arnoldi

Ernst Wilhelm Arnoldi
Gotha 1778 - id. 1841
Merchant in Gotha, 'Father of the German Insurance'
(Wikipedia)
Bernd Göbel
Noack (Leipzig)
1991

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Description

Bronze statue of a sitting man.

Inscription(s)

ARNOLDI

gestiftet
von der
gothaer
versicherungen
und gothaer
bürgern

Signed: G in circle
bronze noack leipzig

Annotation

Since the "old" Arnoldi monument was considered missing or not restorable, shortly after 1990, was call for a new monument. On the 150th anniversary of Arnoldi's death the "new" Arnoldi monument was unveiled.
Because of the controversiol artistic form with bent back, the monument is popularly known as "hunchback".

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 50°57'1" - E 10°42'28")

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