Statues - Hither & Thither
Prinz-Emil-Veteranen-Denkmal – "Riwwelmaddes"
Prince Emil Veterans Memorial
Johann Baptist Scholl
Die Errichtung dieses Denkmals
war die Aufgabe
des Prinz Emil-Veteranenvereins.
Ausgeführt v. I.B. Scholl - Enthüllt d. 9 Juni 1852
On the shield:
Den in den Schlachten
und Gefechten von 1792
bis 1815 gefallenen
The statue was erected by the Prince Emil Veterans Association, and should recall the loyalty and the bravery of the Grand Ducal Hessian troops. With much pomp and fanfare it was inaugurated on 9 June 1852 at the Marienplatz. Grand Duke Ludwig III of Hesse and by Rhine was present, as well as many citizens of Darmstadt. In this time lived on the Dippelshof near Traisa a certain Matthias Riebel, who had participated in previous campaigns. Supposedly he was chosen by the court sculptors, father and son Scholl, as the model for the Teutonic warrior. Anyway - as the statue was unveiled the veterans recognized their comrade: "That's so Riewel Matthes!" This became was in the course of time the popular name of the monument: Riwwelmaddes (~Itching Matthias).
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