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Schloßplatz 1
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Skulpturen am Herzoglichen Museum

Sculptures at the Ducal Museum

Broßmann.Gustav & Franz Schwarz

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The front façade of the Ducal Museum, built in 1879 by the architect Franz von Neumann der Ältere (1815–1888) is adorned with four allegorical statues. On the corners of the attic are groups of figures symbolizing art and science. Two sandstone statues in the entrance portal, representing history and archictecture, welcome the visitor. These two statues were sculpted by Franz Schwarz after designs by Gustav Broßmann.

Gotha - Skulpturen am Herzoglichen Museum
Wissenschaft / Science
Woman with a book, flanked by two boys, 'natural history' with a pair of compasses and a skull and accompanied by a lion, and 'geology' with a geologist's hammer and a rock
Gotha - Skulpturen am Herzoglichen Museum
Kunst / Art
Woman with a drawing tablet, flanked by two boys, 'sculpture' holding a statuette and 'painting' with a painter's palette
Gotha - Skulpturen am Herzoglichen Museum
Geschichte / History
Woman with a book.
Gotha - Skulpturen am Herzoglichen Museum
Architektur / Architecture
Woman with a laurel wreath


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  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Broßmann.Gustav
  • Geology
  • History (allegory)
  • Natural History
  • Painting (art)
  • Schwarz, Franz
  • Sculpture (allegory)
  • Location (N 50°56'37" - E 10°42'20")

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    Item Code: deth135; Photograph: 11 October 2018  / updated: 2 May 2020
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