Statues - Hither & Thither

Germany
Geislingen an der Steige
Lkr. Göppingen

Baden-Württemberg

Hauptstraße

Forellenbrunnen

Trout Fountain

Gernot Rumpf
1981-82

Geislingen an der Steige /  Forellenbrunnen   Geislingen an der Steige /  Forellenbrunnen

Description

Fountain with two elephants and many fish in several basins. The many fish, some with attributes as a hat, a camera, or a pipe, symbolize the various "tribes" of the people from Geislingen, the elephants are from the coat-of-arms of the Counts of Helfenstein, who founded Geislingen. Furthermore you'll find a cat, a mouse and Schubart's shoe.

Schubart's shoe - Forellenbrunnen (Geislingen) Trout pair - Forellenbrunnen (Geislingen) Trout with camera - Forellenbrunnen (Geislingen)
Mouse - Forellenbrunnen (Geislingen) Cat - Forellenbrunnen (Geislingen)

Annotation

The theme of the Trout Fountain is based on a poem
  • Die Forelle (The Trout) (1782) by Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart, who lived 1763-69 in Geislingen (see memorial plaque). In the shoe on the basin edge the name and dates christian schubart / *1739 + 1791 are written.
    The composer Franz Schubert wrote music for this poem, and used that later in the so-called Forellenquintett.

    Sculptor

    Sources & Information

    Tags

  • Country: Germany
  • Cat
  • Elephant
  • Fish
  • Fountain
  • Mouse
  • Rumpf, Gernot
  • Schubart, Christian Friedrich Daniel
  • Trout
  • Locatie (N 48°36'50" - E 9°50'36")

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    Item Code: debw036; Photograph: 6 September 2010
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