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Jobsiade- oder Kortum-Brunnen

Jobsiade or Kortum Fountain

Monument for Carl Arnold Kortum
(Mülheim an der Ruhr 1745 - Bochum 1824)
German physician, but best known for his writing and poetry, among other the Jobsiade
Karl Ulrich Nuss
Guß Straßacker (Süßen)

Bochum /  Jobsiade- <i>oder</i> Kortum-Brunnen   Bochum /  Jobsiade- <i>oder</i> Kortum-Brunnen


Fountain depicting one of the most famous scenes from the Jobsiade, a work by the local historian Carl Arnold Kortum (1745-1824). Depicted is the exam of the candidate Jobs, standing with his left leg on the stone pavement of the square and his right on the first semi-circular bronze disc. On the higher level sit two erudite, head-shaking examiners, a third stands between them.
At the other side of the fountain, opposite the young Jobs, the old Jobs is depicted, blowing his horn as a run-down night watchman.

Bochum - Jobsiade- <i>oder</i> Kortum-Brunnen
Bochum - Jobsiade- <i>oder</i> Kortum-Brunnen
The young Jobs
Bochum - Jobsiade- <i>oder</i> Kortum-Brunnen
The old Jobs


szene aus der jobsiade
von dr. c.a. kortum 1745-1824
über diese antwort des kandidaten jobses
geschah allgemeines schütteln des kopfes…
stiftung deutscher bank ag
filiale bochum
Scene from the Jobsiade
by dr. C.A. Kortum 1745-1824
About this answer of the candidate Jobs
there was a general shaking of the head…
Foundation of the Deutsche Bank
Bochum branch


u. nuss 1986-87
guss: strassacker süssen


Sources & Information


  • Country: Germany
  • Examiner
  • Fountain
  • Jobs
  • Kortum, Carl Arnold
  • Nightwatch
  • Nuss, Karl Ulrich
  • Straßacker (Süßen), Guß
  • Writer / poet
  • Locatie (N 51°28'48" - E 7°12'59") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: denw1081; Photograph: 6 September 2022
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