Three sandstone statues of personifications of Astronomy, Sculpture and Engineering.
These three statues are the only ones left from the ten statues on the façade of the main building of the University. These ten statues were personifications of the ten subjects taught at the Polytechnic: sculpture, chemistry, geology, engineering, astronomy, painting, botany, physics, engineering and architecture. They were designed by Karl August Heinrich Kurtz and executed by various sculptors. The building was destroyed in 1944.
- Carl August Heinrich von Kurtz (Stuttgart 1817 - Stuttgart 1887),
German sculptor and Professor of freehand drawing at the School of Applied Arts in Stuttgart.
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Locatie (N 48°46'52" - E 9°10'24") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: debw110; Photograph: 18 April 2012
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