Franz Anton von Zauner
Franz Anton Zauner , from 1807 Franz Anton Zauner Edler von Falpetan (born July 5, 1746 in Unterfalpetan, Kaunerberg , Tyrol; † March 3, 1822 in Vienna ) was an Austrian sculptor and representative of early classicism as the successor to Georg Raphael Donner .
Zauner studied in Vienna, became a teacher in 1781, professor and councilor of the Vienna Academy in 1796 and director of the painting and sculpting class in 1806. On September 1, 1784, he was accepted into the Masonic lodge “ To the true harmony ” and, according to the Masonic patent, joined the lodge “To the truth”.
His main works are the equestrian statue of Joseph II , for which in 1807 Emperor Franz I awarded him the nobility as " Edler von Falpetan", and the cenotaph of Leopold II in the Augustinian Church in Vienna. He also created the tomb of Field Marshal Laudon in Hadersdorf . Zauner worked particularly against the mannered being in the sculpture of his time and tried to initiate a deeper study of antiquity.
In 1894, the Zaunergasse in Vienna- Landstrasse (3rd district) was named after him.
- Constantin von Wurzbach : Zauner Edler von Falpatann, Franz . In: Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich . 59th part. Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Vienna 1890, pp. 203–207 ( digitized version ).
- Theodor Frimmel von Traisenau: Zauner von Feldpatan, Franz . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 44, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1898, pp. 727-730.
- Entry on Franz Anton von Zauner in the Austria Forum (in the AEIOU Austria Lexicon )
- Field Marshal Laudon's tomb
|SURNAME||Zauner, Franz Anton von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 5, 1746|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Unterfalpetan, Kaunerberg , Tyrol|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 3, 1822|
|Place of death||Vienna|