Eduard Lürssen

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Portrait medallion on the tombstone for Marie and Eduard Lürssen (by sculptor Carl Lürssen )

Eduard Lürssen (born November 11, 1840 in Kiel , † February 18, 1891 in Berlin ; full name Eduard August Lürssen ) was a German sculptor and medalist .


Eduard Lürssen studied sculpture at the Berlin Art Academy as a student of Hermann Heidel and Hermann Schievelbein . He later taught decorative sculpture himself as a professor at the Berlin Building Academy . Ludwig Brunow and Eugen Boermel were among his students there .

His son Walter Eduard Lürssen as well as his relatives Carl Lürssen and Andreas Lürssen also became sculptors.

Eduard Lürssen put an end to his life himself and was buried in Cemetery I of the Jerusalem and New Church Congregation. The grave of the married couple Marie and Eduard Lürssen still exists. The portrait medallion of the two was created by Carl Lürssen.



  • 1879: Fanny Hitzig born. Reiss, cast bronze on one side, 91 mm
  • 1877: Richard Lucae (architect), cast bronze on one side, 104 mm
  • 1878: Karl Müllenhoff (Germanist in Kiel and Berlin), one-sided bronze casting, 87 mm
  • 1880: Friedrich Wöhler (chemist), bronze casting, 100 mm
  • 1885: Carl Weierstrass (mathematician), bronze, on his 70th birthday


Web links

Commons : Eduard Lürssen  - Album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Kiel Memorial Day: January 27, 1888: A wedding present for Prince Heinrich and Princess Irene: the Kiliabrunnen ( memento from September 18, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), accessed on September 28, 2014.
  2. Anniversary exhibition of the Kgl. Academy of Arts in the state exhibition building in Berlin . Berliner Verlags-Comtoir, Berlin 1886, p. 270 ( Textarchiv - Internet Archive - Medal and Bust (1874)).