Statues - Hither & Thither

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Arne-Carlsson-Park (9.)

Guido Holzknecht

Wien 1872 - Wien 1831 Austrian radiologist
(Wikipedia)
Josef Heu
1932

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Description

Bronze half figure.
The English Wikipedia writes:
The statue of Holzknecht in Arne Carlsson Park was originally made by Josef Josephu. Damaged during the Second World War, it was later restored incorrectly. The family had commissioned Josephu to show missing fingers that Holzknecht had lost due to radiation poisoning. The restored statue shows all of his fingers intact. Additionally, the signature on the restore statue read JosephShue, who was not a sculptor - misspelling the original artists name.
The last remark is not true, the signature clearly reads josef heu

Inscription(s)

GUIDO
HOLZKNECHT
1872 - 1931

professor
der röntgenologie
vorkämpfer
und märtyrer
der Wissenschaft

GUIDO
HOLZKNECHT
1872 - 1931

professor
of radiography
protagonist
and martyr
of science

Signature

josef heu 1932

Sculptor

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Location (N 48°13'16" - E 16°21'15")

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