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Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher, Fürst von Wahlstatt
Rostock 1742 - Krieblowitz (Krobielowice) 1819
Prussian Generalfeldmarschall (field marshal)
(Wikipedia)
Gottfried Schadow
1819

Rostock /  Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher   Rostock /  Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher

Description

Bronze statue showing Blücher bareheaded, with a flowing coat, on the chest of a lion skin with head. In his right hand he is wearing a marshal's baton and in his left hand a broadsword of hussars. The bronze reliefs on the base show:

Rostock - Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
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Rostock - Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher
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  1. the family crest of Blücher with the dedication Dem Fürsten Blücher von Wahlstatt Die Seinigen (to the Prince Blücher of Wahlstatt by his own people).
  2. LIGNI Den 16 Juni 1813: an allegorical representation of the battle of Ligny, in which Blücher fell with his horse. He is protected by a genius, with a shield Germanens Schutzgeist (guardian spirit of the Germans).
  3. belle alliance d 18 Juni 1813: an allegorical representation of the Battle of Waterloo, with Blýcher on horseback chasing away the devil, while being honoured with laurel wreath and palm branch by a winged female. At the top the Belle Alliances is represented as a female angel with a trident (England) shaking hands with a male angel with a staff with the German cross (Germany).
  4. a saying written by Goethe especially for this monument:

    In Harren / Und Krieg,
    In Sturz / und Sieg
    Bewußt und groß,
    So riß er uns / von Feinden los
    1815

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Army Officer
  • Blücher, Gebhard Leberecht von
  • Devil
  • England (allegory)
  • Germania (allegory)
  • Schadow, Gottfried
  • Statue
  • Location (N 54°5'16" - E 12°8'2")

    Item Code: demv100; Photograph: 4 August 2016
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