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Switzerland
Altdorf
Uri

Rathausplatz

Wilhelm Tell

Swiss folk hero who lived in the Canton of Uri in the early 14th century
(Wikipedia)
Richard Kissling

1895

Altdorf /  Wilhelm Tell   Altdorf /  Wilhelm Tell

Description

Bronze statue of Wilhelm Tell and his son Walter in front of a tower with a wall paintings (from 1694).

Inscription(s)

1307
WILHELM TELL
1895

Below the painting:

Erzęhlen Wird Man
Von Dem Schützen
Tell
So Lang Die Bergen
Stehn Auf Ihren
Grunde

Signature

Richard / Kissling. / inv.-fec. / 1892.

Annotation

The date 1307 is the year of the Rütlischwur (the legendary oath of the Old Swiss Confederacy).

Altdorf - Wilhelm Tell

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°52'54" E 8°38'38"

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