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PROPERTY OF THE PRINCELY HOUSE OF BISMARCK

Ludwig Brunow
GERMAN
MODEL OF THE EQUESTRIAN MONUMENT OF FRIEDRICH FRANZ II. VON MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN
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PROPERTY OF THE PRINCELY HOUSE OF BISMARCK

Ludwig Brunow
GERMAN
MODEL OF THE EQUESTRIAN MONUMENT OF FRIEDRICH FRANZ II. VON MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN
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Details & Cataloguing

Of Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome

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Ludwig Brunow
1843-1913
GERMAN
MODEL OF THE EQUESTRIAN MONUMENT OF FRIEDRICH FRANZ II. VON MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN
signed: L. BRUNOW fec., inscribed: geg. A.=G. Schäffer & Walcker Berlin., titled: FRIEDRICH FRANZ II / DAS DANKBARE MECKLENBURG / MDCCXXIII MDCCCXLII MDCCCLXXXIII, and the base inscribed: Mecklenburg-Schwerin / dem Fürsten Bismarck / zum 80sten Geburtstag
bronze
96 by 107 by 100cm., 37 3/4  by 42 1/8  by 39 3/8 in.
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Literature

Bismarck Museum Schönhausen, inv. no. P IX Schön. 11

Catalogue Note

This is a rare bronze reduction of the equestrian monument erected in Schwerin to honour Grand Duke Friedrich Franz II of Mecklenburg-Schwerin following his death in 1883. Commissioned from the sculptor Ludwig Brunow, the final work was ceremoniously unveiled in 1893 and remains the only historical equestrian monument in Mecklenburg. The present bronze was cast for the occasion of Otto von Bismarck's 80th birthday in 1895, as is revealed by its ornate dedicatory inscription.

Of Royal and Noble Descent Including Works of Art from Palazzo Sacchetti, Rome

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