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Dresden
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Neustädter Markt

Der goldene Reiter - August der Starke

The Golden Rider - Augustus II the Strong

Kurfürst Frederick Augustus I or Augustus II the Strong
Dresden 1670 - Warszawa 1733
King of Poland (1697-1733) and Elector of Saxony (1694-1733)
(Wikipedia)
Jean-Joseph Vinache
Ludwig Wiedemann
1736

Dresden /  Der goldene Reiter - August der Starke   Dresden /  Der goldene Reiter - August der Starke

Description

Gilded equestrian statue of August shown in Roman armour, gripping the baton of power, on a rearing horse, stabilized by a massive .

Inscription(s)

FRID. AVGVSTVS I.
dvx saxoniae s.r.i. princeps
elector archimareschalcvs
idemqve rex poloniae
AVGVSTVS II.
FRID. AVGVSTI II
dvcis saxon. s.r.i. electoris
nec non regis poloniae cvra
patri et antecessori
positvm.
A.D.MDCCXXXVI.

Annotation

The statue was designed by the French court sculptor Jean Joseph Vinanche and cast by a smith from Augsburg, Ludwig Wiedemann in 1734. In 1735 the gilded statue was unveiled at Neustadt, near the Augustusbridge. The large pedestal was completed much later, in 1884.

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Locatie (N 51°3'29" - E 13°44'28")

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