"Denkmal für Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers" 1850

Carl Steinhäuser

Memorial for Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers

Marble

Sponsor: Society for the creation of memorials

 

The memorial for Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers was inaugurated in the Wallanlagen (the former city wall moat) on 11th October 1850. The marble sculpture on a marble base is decorated with four relief images: The front face shows Olbers at his occupation as an astronomer, the rear face shows him as a doctor. The right face bears Pallas, the left face Vesta.

 

Inscription: H.W.M. Olbers born 11th October 1758, died 2nd March 1840.

Signature: C. Steinhäuser f. Roma 1848

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