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Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths

Quedlinburg 1759 - Ibenhain 1839
German teacher and educator
(Wikipedia)
Richard Anders
1904

Quedlinburg /  Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths   Quedlinburg /  Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths

Description

Statue of GutsMuths and his student Ritter
Around the socle four scenes of education in fencing, pole-jumping, wrestling and swimming.

Quedlinburg - Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths
Fencing
Quedlinburg - Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths
Pole-Jumping
Quedlinburg - Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths
Wrestling
Quedlinburg - Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths
Swimming

Inscription(s)

Around the base:

GUTS MUTHS geb. in quedlinburg 1759 lehrer in schnepfenthal gest. 1839

On the edge of the baseplate below the figure of Ritter:

karl ritter als schüler
von guts muths in schnepfenthal

Signature

Rich. Anders fec. Berlin 1904

Annotation

The statue is near GutsMuths' birth house. The geographer Carl Ritter (Quedlinburg 1779 - Berlin 1859) was his most famous student.

Quedlinburg - Johann Christoph Friedrich GutsMuths

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Anders, Richard
  • Educator
  • Fencer
  • GutsMuths, Johann Christoph Friedrich
  • Man with boy
  • Pole-Jump
  • Ritter, Karl
  • Statue (man and child)
  • Swimmer
  • Teacher
  • Wrestler
  • Location (N 51°47'20" - E 11°8'41")

    Item Code: desa001; Photograph: 15 October 2005  / updated: 11 August 2013
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