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Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Quedlinburg 1724 - Hamburg 1803
German poet. His best known work is his epic poem Der Messias ("The Messiah")
(Wikipedia)
Christian Friedrich Tieck
1831

Quedlinburg /  Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock   Quedlinburg /  Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Description

Bronze of cast iron (?) bust on a column. The bust is the centerpiece of a stone bench. The monument is designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel.

Inscription(s)

Under the bust:
FRIED. GOT. KLOPSTOCK
geb. qvedlinbvrg 2. jvli 1724
gest. hambvrg 14. mærz 1803

In the timpanum above the bust:

wenn hier im stvrm nicht mehr die eiche ravschet
keine lispeln mehr weh'n von dieser weide.
dann sind lieder noch die von herzen kamen
gingen zv herzen
ode mein wældchen.

Signature

f. tieck f.
gegossen u: cisselirt ... ische...

Annotation

Unveiled 7 July 1831.

Quedlinburg - Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Sculptor

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Locatie (N 51°46'51" - E 11°8'1")

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Item Code: desa063; Photograph: 11 August 2013
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