Statues - Hither & Thither

Site Search:
Budapest Főváros

Széchenyi István tér (V.)

Széchenyi István emlékmű

István Széchenyi Monument

Count István Széchenyi de Sárvár-Felsővidék
Wien 1791 - Döbling 1860
Hungarian politician, theorist and writer, one of the greatest statesmen of Hungarian history
Engel József
Röhlich & Pönninger

Budapest /  Széchenyi István emlékmű   Budapest /  Széchenyi István emlékmű


Bronze, 4½ m tall, statue of Széchenyi with a sword on his left and in his right hand a roll. The statue stands on a 8.34 m tall granite base, flanked by four allegorical figures representing Széchenyi's four areas of interest:

(click on the photo for an enlargement in a separate window.)
Budapest - Széchenyi István-emlékmű
1. Trade
Budapest - Széchenyi István-emlékmű
2. Navigation
Budapest - Széchenyi István-emlékmű
3. Industry
Budapest - Széchenyi István-emlékmű
4. Agriculture
  1. Trade, represented by Minerva.
    (Παλλὰς Ἀθηνᾶ) in Greek, or Minerva, in Roman mythology, is the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, etc. She is often depicted with an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom. (Wikipedia: Athena and Minerva).
  2. Navigation, represented by Neptune.
    Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) in Greek, or Neptunus, in Roman mythology, is the god of water and the sea (Wikipedia: Poseidon and Neptune).
  3. Industry, represented by Vulcan.
    Vulcan (Latin: Vulcanus), Roman god of both beneficial and hindering fire, including the fire of volcanoes (Wikipedia).
  4. Agriculture, represented by Ceres.
    Demeter (Δημήτηρ) in Greek and Ceres in Roman mythology, the goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships (Wikipedia: Ceres and Demeter).


Count István Széchenyi Erected
by a grateful nation

Signed: engel józsef és / weber antal épitesz / alkotasa / 1880 (Made by József Engel and Antal Weber, architect, 1880)


Sources & Information


  • Athena / Minerva
  • Ceres / Demeter
  • Engel József
  • Neptune / Poseidon
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Röhlich & Pönninger
  • Széchenyi, István
  • Vulcanus
  • Locatie (N 47°30'1" - E 19°2'49") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: hubp006; Photograph: 7 September 2012
    Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
    If you want to use photos, please contact us via the contact form (in Dutch, English or German).
    © Website and photos: René & Peter van der Krogt

    Bronzefiguren Kaufen

    Your banner here? Click for information.