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König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern

Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria

Schwetzingen nr. Mannheim 1756-München 1825
prince-elector of Bavaria (as Maximilian IV Joseph) from 1799 to 1805 and king of Bavaria (as Maximilian I) from 1806 to 1825
(Wikipedia)
Karl Eichler & Christian Jorhan der Jüngere
Karl Samassa
1828

Passau /  König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern   Passau /  König Maximilian I. Joseph von Bayern

Description

Bronze statue of the king, with the sceptre in his right hand, and making with his left hand a gesture of protecting his people. The crown is on a cuboid with the words magna charta in front of him.

Inscription(s)

Dem
geliebten Könige
MAXIMILIAN JOSEPH I
Sein treues Volk
im Unter-Donau-Kreise
am 16 Hornung
1824
Wie
die Geschichte
Seine Thaten
So möge diess Metall
Sein Bild
den kommenden
Geschlechtern
überliefern
On the sides the monogram MI

Annotation

Because of the stretched left arm, as if the kring tries to check if it is raining, the statue is called "Regenprüfer" (Rain-checker).

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Location (N 48°34'28" - E 13°27'50")

Item Code: deby126; Photograph: 16 February 2011
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