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Skulpturen an der Südfassade des Neuen Rathauses

Sculptures on the south façade of the New Town Hall

Peter Schumacher
1910

Hannover /  Skulpturen an der Südfassade des Neuen Rathauses

Description

The New Town Hall was built from 1901-1913 in the style of late historism after designs by the architect Hermann Eggert.

In the avant-corps of the southern façade are sculptures on three levels:

  1. in the top gables three allegorical sculptures in niches, illustrating "Eros, Wein, Weib und Gesang" (Wine, Women and Singing).
    1. Wein / Wine. - Eros with grapes.
    2. Weib / Woman. Girl with apple.
    3. Gesang / Singing. - No longer present, an empty niche
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      Wein
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      Weib

  2. Four statues of Guelph rulers of Hanover on the pilasters between the three bays of the facade:
    1. Heinrich der Löwe / Henry the Lion (c. 1129/30 or 1133/35 – Braunschweig 1195), member of the Guelph dynasty, Duke of Saxony, he had Hannover enlarged and fortified (Wikipedia).
    2. Ernst August, Kurfürst von Hannover / Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg (Herzberg am Harz 1629 - Herrenhausen 1698), duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and ruled over the Principality of Calenberg (with its capital Hanover) subdivision of the duchy. He was appointed prince-elector, but died before the appointment became effective (Wikipedia).
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      Heinrich der Löwe
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      Ernst August, Kurfürst von Hannover
    3. Ernst August I., König von Hannover / Ernest Augustus I of Hanover (London 1771 - Hannover 1851), became in 1837 King of Hanover when his niece, Victoria, became Queen of the United Kingdom, ending the personal union between Britain and Hanover that had existed since 1714 (Wikipedia).
    4. Georg V, König von Hannover / George V of Hanover (Berlin 1819- Paris 1879), Second and last King of Hanover 1851-1866. His reign was ended by the Unification of Germany. (Wikipedia).
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      Ernst August I., König von Hannover
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      Georg V, Kurfürst von Hannover

  3. Six portrait medaillons of important Hanoverians flanking the three arches at the lower level. The portraits are sculpted by Peter Schumacher.
    1. DUVE 1611-1679
      Johann Duve (Hannover 1611 - Hannover 1679), businessman and banker, councillor of Hannover (Wikipedia).
    2. HÖLTY 1748-1776
      Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty (Mariensee 1748 - Hannover 1776), German poet, known especially for his ballads (Wikipedia).
    3. RAMBERG 1763-1840
      Johann Heinrich Ramberg (Hainholz 1763 - Hainholz 1840, German painter and printmaker (Wikipedia).
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      Johann Duve
      Hannover - Skulpturen an der Südfassade des Neuen Rathauses
      Ludwig Heinrich Christoph Hölty
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      Johann Heinrich Ramberg
    4. LAVES 1789-1864
      Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves (Uslar 1788 - Hannover 1864), German architect, civil engineer and urban planner lived and worked most time in the city of Hannover (Wikipedia).
    5. BÖDEKER 1799-1875
      Hermann Wilhelm Bödeker (Osnabrück 1799 - Hannover 1875), Evangelical pastor in the Marktkirche (Market Church) of Hannover (Wikipedia).
    6. KARMARSCH 1803-1879
      Karl Karmarsch (Wien 1803 - Hannover 1879), Austrian-born (since 1830) German educator, founding director of the Polytechnic School in Hannover, later to become the University of Hannover (Wikipedia).
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      Georg Ludwig Friedrich Laves
      Hannover - Skulpturen an der Südfassade des Neuen Rathauses
      Hermsnn Wilhelm Bödeker
      Hannover - Skulpturen an der Südfassade des Neuen Rathauses
      Karl Karmarsch

Annotation

For the sculptures on the northern facade, click here.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Businessman
  • Clergyman
  • Director
  • Duve, Johann
  • Educator
  • Engelhard, Michael
  • Ernst August I, König von Hannover
  • Ernst August, Kurfürst von Hannover
  • Eros
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Gallery owner
  • George V (King of Hannover)
  • Helfrich, Stefan
  • Henry the Lion
  • Hölty, Ludwig
  • Karmarsch, Karl
  • Laves, Georg Ludwig Friedrich
  • Leddi, Piero
  • Lion
  • Monarch
  • Painter
  • Painter
  • Ramberg, Johann Heinrich
  • Rizzi, Claudio
  • Schumacher, Peter
  • Town Hall
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 52°22'0" - E 9°44'13")

    Item Code: dens135; Photograph: 3 April 2014
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