Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Sankt Pölten
Niederösterreich

Sparkassenpark

Kaiser Josef II

Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

Wien 1741 - Wien 1790
Holy Roman Emperor, 1765-90
(Wikipedia)
Richard Kauffungen
c. 1880

Sankt Pölten /  Kaiser Josef II   Sankt Pölten /  Kaiser Josef II

Description

Bronze (or cast iron) statue of the emperor with in his hand a document with the text: "Aufhebung / der / Leibeigenschaft / Josef II" (Abolition of Serfdom).

An identical statue is also in Josefov, Lanškroun, Vienna, Hořovičky and several other places, the document shows different text and in some cases, the document is in a roll.

Inscription(s)

KAISER
JOSEF
II

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°12'26" E 15°37'47"

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Item Code: atno037; Photograph: 18 September 2016
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