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Deák Ferenc emlékmű

Ferenc Deák Monument

Ferenc Deák de Kehida
(Söjtör 1803 - Budapest 1876)
Hungarian statesman and Minister of Justice
(Wikipedia)
Huszár Adolf & Stróbl Alajos
1887

Budapest /  Deák Ferenc emlékmű   Budapest /  Deák Ferenc emlékmű

Description

Bronze statue of Deák sitting on a chair. The statue is on a high pedestal of granite, measuring 9 x 5.5 m, flanked with four allegorical statues representing Deák work and achievements:

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Budapest - Deák Ferenc-emlékmű
1. Justice
Budapest - Deák Ferenc-emlékmű
2. Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867
Budapest - Deák Ferenc-emlékmű
3. Hungary?
Budapest - Deák Ferenc-emlékmű
4. Education and National Progress
  1. Justice, woman with book and scales.
  2. Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 (so-called 'Ausgleich'), seated bearded man (the Danube) flanked by two nude boys (Austria and Hungary) holding each other's hand, both leaning on a shield with coat of arms
  3. Hungary?, woman with an infant holding a shield of Hungary.
  4. Education and National Progress, seated woman with an open book on her lap, and two nude boys.

Inscription(s)

DEAK FERENCZ

Signed: (pedestal) SCHICKEDANZ ALBERT műépitész

Annotation

The sculptur Huszár Adolf died before the monument was completed. To finish the composition, the city assigned Adolf Keszler and Ede Mayer, it was executed by their student Stróbl Alajos (later he became one of the most renowned sculptors of memorials in Hungary at the turn of the 20th century). The postament is Albert Schickedanz`s work.

Sculptors

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Tags

  • Deák Ferenc
  • Huszár Adolf
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Man (sitting)
  • Man with boys
  • Politician
  • Statue (man sitting)
  • Stróbl Alajos
  • Woman with children
  • Locatie (N 47°29'56" - E 19°2'51")

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