Bronze statue, copy a statue made for the town of Göteborg. The King points with his right hand down towards the square and he looks into the distance on the other side, representing the imaginary time when the king should have stated 'This city will be', and on a symbolic level represents the statue thus the inception of the city of Göteborg.
GUSTAVUS II ADOLPHUS
Gustav II Adolf
King of Sweden
the University of Tartu
From 1928 to 1950 a statue of King Gustav II Adolf stood on the courtyard of the main building of Tartu Univerisity. This statue, by Otto Strandman, was removed by the Soviets in 1950. With help of Sweden a new statue was made by Elisabeth Tebelius-Murén in 1991 from a plaster figure by Fogelberg. A bronze copy from 1849 of this statue is also in Göteborg (Wikipedia).
- Bengt Erland Fogelberg (Göteborg 1786 - Trieste, Italy, 1854),
- Elisabeth Tebelius-Murén,
Swedish sculpture restorer
Sources & Information
- Tartu, Kultuuriväärtusega asjade ja -mälestiste register, Ajalugu.
Location (N 58°22'52" - E 26°43'6")
Item Code: ee059; Photograph: 8 July 2013
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