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Alfred Escher

Johann Heinrich Alfred Escher vom Glas, genannt Alfred Escher
Zürich 1819 - Zürich 1882
Swiss politician, business leader and railways pioneer; Creator of the Gotthard Railway and founder of the ETH
(Wikipedia)
Richard Kissling
Bronzegießerei Gladenbeck (Friedrichshagen bei Berlin)
1889

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Description

Bronze statue of Escher, on a high red granite pedestal with several bronze figures:
  1. (front) Allegory of railway planning: man with a Swiss flag sitting on a rock, inscribed 'Gotthard'
  2. (back) Allegory of education: sitting woman with a boy offering a laural wreath to Escher.
  3. (sides, two identical groups) Putti with dragons spouting water.

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Inscription(s)

alfred
ESCHER

1819
1882

Signature

Richard Kissling | Fec. Zürich
actiengesellschaft | vorm. h. gladenbeck. sohn | bildgiesserei

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Education
  • Escher, Alfred
  • Fountain
  • Gladenbeck (Friedrichshagen bei Berlin), Bronzegießerei
  • Kissling, Richard
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Railway
  • Statue
  • Location (N 47°22'37" - E 8°32'23")

    Item Code: chzh029; Photograph: 2 October 2014
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