Statues - Hither & Thither

Sweden
Vänersborg
Västra Götaland

östra Plantaget

Bältespännarna

Knife Fight

Johan Peter Molin
J.N. Rosengren fud. (Limhamn)
1860/1964

Vänersborg /  Bältespännarna   Vänersborg /  Bältespännarna

Description

Bronze sculpture, showing a knife fight between two men bound with one belt. The bronze reliefs on the plinth show that they are fighting over a woman.

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Inscription(s)

On the plinth: lions club 1964.

Signature

i.p. molin Stockholm 1860
j.n. rosengren fud. Lixhamn 1961.

Annotation

The sculpture 'Bältespännarna' by Johan Peter Molin was first produced in zinc in 1859 and placed outside Stora Teatern (the Grand Theatre) in Göteborg, after it had been exhibited in Paris the same year. It was replaced in 1914 with the current version made from bronze, in the park named after the statue, Bältesspännarparken.

An other copy of the work exists in Stockholm.

Sculptor

Tags

Location N 58°22'47" E 12°19'43"

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