Ernst Friedrich August Rietschel
1 Biography 2 Style and sculptures 3 Gallery 4 Notes 5 References 6 External links
Rietschel was born in Pulsnitz, Saxony. At an early age he became an
art student at Dresden, and subsequently a pupil of Rauch in Berlin.
He there gained an art studentship, and studied in Rome in 1827-28.
After returning to Saxony, he soon brought himself into notice by a
colossal statue of Frederick Augustus, King of Saxony; was elected a
member of the academy of Dresden, and became one of the chief
sculptors of his country. In 1832 he was elected to the Dresden
professorship of sculpture, and had many foreign orders of merit
conferred on him by the governments of different countries. He died in
Lessing Monument (German: Lessing-Denkmal) in Braunschweig; cast by Georg Ferdinand Howaldt.
Goethe-Schiller Monument in Weimar.
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Rietschel's grave at Trinitatisfriedhof in Dresden, sculpture by Adolf von Donndorf, his disciple
For a good biography of Rietschel and account of his works see Oppermann, Andreas (1875). Ernst Rietschel, the sculptor, and the lessons of his life: an autobiography and a memoir. Mrs. George Sturge (Trans.). Hodder and Stoughton.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Rietschel, Ernst Friedrich August". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 325. External links
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