Szentháromság tér (I.)
(Halászbástya (Fisher's bastion))
Szent István király
Saint Stephen I of Hungary
Esztergom 967-75 - Esztergom or Székesfehérvár 1038
Grand Prince of the Hungarians (997-1000) and the first King of Hungary (1000-1038)
Stróbl Alajos & Schulek Frigyes
Bronze equestrial statue. King Stephen in royal robes with the crown of Hungary and a double cross, sitting on a richly decorated horse. The figure is 4 m high and the base is 5.4 m high.
The upper section of the base shows circular medallions between pillars, with sitting lions on the corners. The medallions show:
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- (front) Lamb of God,
- (left) Symbols of St. John the Evangelist (eagle, SzT JÁNOS) and St. Mark (winged lion, SzT MARK)
- (right): Symbols of St. Matthew (Angel, SzT MATÉ) and St. Luke (winged bull, SzT LUKÁCS)
- (back): the double cross.
The lower part of the base shows four reliefs of outstanding moments of Stephen's reign. Being famous for his humor Stróbl Alajos depicted several friends, family members and other figures of his tme in these scenes.
In the reliefs are also Jókai Mór and Gyula Benczúr depicted.
- (right) Coronation. King Stephen is crowned by Saint Astrik of Pannonhalma, in the presence of his wife Queen Gisela.
This relief shows 18 figures, among others (the numbers are the order numbers of the persons counting from left to right):
- 5 Franz Liszt (1756-1791), composer (the priest holding the double cross) (Wikipedia).
- 6 Rauscher Lajos (1845-1914), graphic designer, a friend of Stróbl (the bishop crowning Stephen).
- 7 Alpár Ignác (1855-1928), architect, designer of the Vajdahunyad castle in the city park (soldier with shield standing behind Stephen) (Wikipedia).
- 8 Thaly Kálmán (1839-1909), poet (Wikipedia).
- 9 Wekerle Sándor (1848-1921), prime minister of Hungary 1892-95 (Wikipedia).
- 10 Fadrusz János (1858-1903), sculptor (Wikipedia).
- 11 Hauszmann Alajos (1847-1926), architect (Wikipedia).
- 12 the mother of Stróbl Alajos (woman with folded hands).
- 13 Queen Elisabeth, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph (Queen Gisella). (Wikipedia).
- (front) Legislation, King Stephen sitting on a throne, with right his son Emeric (Imre) and left Bishop Gellért.
- (back) Church building.
An architect offers the king a church model.
- 1 Schulek Frigyes, the architect of the monument (kneeling figure with church model)
- 3 Rauscher Lajos (second time) (the priest behind the king).
- 4 Lotz Károly (1833-1904), painter (behind the priest) (Wikipedia).
- 5 Stróbl Alajos.
- (left) Vienna tribute. Stephen took Vienna in 1030.
- 1 Munkácsy Mihály (1844-1900), painter (Wikipedia).
- 9 Dr. Karl Lueger (1844-1910), mayor of Vienna 1897-1910 (figure bowing for king Stephen) (Wikipedia).
strobl álajos szobrászművesz
schulek frigyes epítőművesz
- Schulek Frigyes (Pest 1841 - Balatonlelle 1919),
- Alajos Stróbl (Liptóújvár / Liptovský Hrádok 1856 - Budapest 1926),
Sources & Information
Elisabeth (Empress of Austria)
Stephen I of Hungary, St.
Writer / poet
Location (N 47°30'6" - E 19°2'5")
Item Code: hubp064; Photograph: 7 September 2012
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