Statues - Hither & Thither

Denmark
København
Region Hovedstaden

Købmagergade
(Rundetårn)

Johannes Ewald & Johan Herman Wessel

Johannes Ewald: København 1743 - .. 1781, Danish national dramatist and poet
Johan Herman Wessel: Vestby, Akershus, Norway 1742 - København 1785, poet in Norwegian and Danish literature
Otto Evens
1879

København /  Johannes Ewald & Johan Herman Wessel   København /  Johannes Ewald & Johan Herman Wessel

Description

Bronze sculpture of two winged putti on a large sandstone pedestal, with on the front two bronze portrait medallions.

Inscription(s)

johan herman wessel – johannes ewald
ved denne kirkes mur hviler støvet af digterne
EWALD og WESSEL
der samtidig gave alvor og skjemt et levende udtryk.
til glæde for folket
til fremme for vor digtekunst
(By the walls of this church lies the dust of the poets Ewald and Wessel who at once gave a vibrant expression to seriousness and jest, to the delight of the people and the furtherance of our literature).

On the sides:

JOHANNES EWALD
født i kjøbenhavn d 18 november 1743
død i kjøbenhavn d 17 marts 1781
ved issen kirken rolig i sin sky
ved foden usselhed i snevre by
her hellig kraft og trøst hist sorg og nød
du stod i livet som du laa i død
oehlenschlæger.
(Johannes Ewald, born in Copenhagen 18 November 1743. Died Copenhagen 17 March 1781. In your head a calm view of the church, at your feet misery in a narrow city. Here sacred power and comfort; there sorrow and need; you stood in life as you lay in death. Oehlenschläger)

JOHAN HERMAN WESSEL
f. i vestby ved christiania fjord 6 octbr. 1742,
død i kjøbenhavn d 29 december 1785
graad smelted hen i smil
når wessels lune bød
og glædens smil forsvandt
i taarer ved hans død
baggesen
(Johan Herman Wessel, born at Vestby on the Christiania Fjord 6 October 1742, died in Copenhagen on 29 December 1784. Tears melted into smiles when Wessel's humour commanded, and the smiles of joy vanished and became tears on his death. Baggesen).

On the back:

rejst 1879

Signature

O Evens / invenit et perfecit 1879.

Information Sign

digterne
ewald 1743-1781
og wessel 1742-1785
af otto evens 1826-1895
opstillet 1879
københavns kommune   eibeschütz legat

Annotation

Johannes Ewald: Wikipedia.
Johan Herman Wessel: Wikipedia

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 55°40'52" E 12°34'33"

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