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Germany
Weißenburg in Bayern
Lkr. Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen

Bayern

Luitpoldstraße

Kaiser-Ludwig-Brunnen

Emperor Louis IV Fountain

Kaiser Ludwig IV. der Bayer
München 1281/82- Puch bei Fürstenfeldbruck 1347
King of Germany (King of the Romans) from 1314, the King of Italy from 1327 and the Holy Roman Emperor from 1328.
(Wikipedia)
Emil Dittler
Hans Klement (München)
1903

Weißenburg in Bayern /  Kaiser-Ludwig-Brunnen   Weißenburg in Bayern /  Kaiser-Ludwig-Brunnen

Description

Bronze statue of emperor Ludwig der Bayer with crown, sword and shield and with a scroll in his hand. The statue is placed on a column, which stsands in a round bowl, bear by eight pillars with grotesque masks as gargoyles, which in turn stand in an octagonal fountain basin.

The capital of the column shows a bold relief of three Tritons and a mermaid.

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The column is adorned with two gargoyles in the form of a deer and boar's head and four medaillons with a dedication, coats of arms and a relief portrait:

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  1. Dedication
  2. Deer's head and the coat of arms of Bavaria.
  3. Portrait of Luitpold von Bayern (Würzburg 1821-München 1912), Prince Regent of Bavaria, 1886-1912 (Wikipedia).
  4. Boar's head and the coat of arms of Weißenburg in Bayern.

Inscription(s)

LVDWIG
DEM
BAYERN

Signature

E. DITTLER
guss. h. klement | rupp erzgiesserei muenchen | 1902

Annotation

Bronze statue of Emperor Ludwig IV, who granted in 1338 a Stadtwald (town's wood) to the town of Weißenburg.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Boar
  • Coat of arms
  • Deer
  • Dittler, Emil
  • Fountain
  • Klement (München), Hans
  • Louis IV (emperor)
  • Luitpold (Prince Regent of Bavaria)
  • Mermaid
  • Monarch
  • Triton
  • Location N 49°1'50" E 10°58'27"

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