Statues - Hither & Thither

Hungary
Székesfehérvár
Fejér megye

Prohászka liget
(Prohászka liget)

Wathay Ferenc

(Vág 1568 - ?, after 1609)
castle commander, painter and writer
(Wikipedia)
Lux Elek
Ferenc Krausz (Budapest)
1937

Székesfehérvár /  Wathay Ferenc   Székesfehérvár /  Wathay Ferenc

Description

Bronze statue of Wathay sitting on a low bench with a sword in his hand.

Inscription(s)

WATHAY FERENC
várkapitány
Ferenc Wathay
town commander

hös wattay ferenc, hű várkapitány!
nem tör meg az arany, kard sem a pribék hatalom.
bronz/lakod hirdesse a messze jövőnek,
sem erö sem idö, se pogány gyülölet
nem foghat ki az erös, derék magyaron!
bódás jános
translation?

Signed: öntötte krausz ferenc budapest

Annotation

Unveiled on 19 May 1938, at the same time as the Turkish Well, and the statues of Szent Imre, Kálmáncsai, Varkocs at the 900th anniversary of the death of St. Stephen.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 47°11'32" E 18°24'41"

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