Heinrich Düll

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Lying spring nymph by Heinrich Düll and Georg Pezold, Bavariapark Munich

Heinrich Düll (born September 19, 1867 in Munich , † March 17, 1956 in Frauenchiemsee ) was a German sculptor and musician during the time of the Prince Regent.

Wolfsbrunnen Munich


Heinrich Düll was the son of a sculptor and teacher at the Nuremberg School of Applied Arts . He first attended the arts and crafts school in Munich , where the sculptor Anton Heinrich Hess and the architect Leonhard Romeis were among his teachers. From 1887 to 1892 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts a . a. with the sculptor Syrius Eberle and the architect Friedrich von Thiersch .

Gravesite of the Heinrich Düll family,
Fraueninsel cemetery

In 1885 he met Georg Pezold at the arts and crafts school , with whom he was a lifelong friend and worked closely.

In 1894 Düll moved to the Munich suburb of Bogenhausen , which is increasingly popular with artists and writers , where he shared a studio with Pezold at Möhlstrasse 31 .

In 1896 Heinrich Düll, Georg Pezold and Max Heilmaier received the order for a peace memorial above the Prinzregententerrasse after a competition had not resulted in a winner. The foundation stone for the work known today as the Angel of Peace was laid on May 1, 1896, and inaugurated on July 16, 1899.

Düll married Pauline Selmayr (1884–1960) in 1908, whose father Josef Selmayr was a respected landowner and mayor of Bogenhausen until it was incorporated in Munich.

He played the recorder and initially performed with Bavarian folk music, opera arrangements and marches and, from 1897, with the Bogenhauser artists' band, which he co-founded, as an early representative of the historical performance practice of old masters.

After severe war damage to the villa in Bogenhausen, Düll spent his old age in Frauenchiemsee. He was buried in the local cemetery.


Many of the sculptural works by the artist duo Düll / Pezold can be viewed in Munich today in public spaces. Your best-known work, which you created together with Max Heilmaier, is the Munich Angel of Peace.

  • Friedensengel (Europaplatz, Munich), 1896–1899, gold-plated cast bronze, limestone, shell limestone, mosaic, with Max Heilmaier
  • St. Georgi Fountain (in the courtyard of the former TOGAL plant, Ismaninger Str. 109, Munich), 1901
  • Wolfsbrunnen (Am Kosttor, Munich), 1904, bronze, limestone (so-called “Treuchtlinger marble”), granite
  • Hanse-Koggen and Hammonia as crowning of the gable and facade design of the Oberpollinger department store (Neuhauser Straße 18, Munich), 1904–1905
  • Allegories of the four elements ( Max-Joseph-Brücke , Munich), 1906
  • Allegory of the administrative district of Upper Bavaria on the west facade of the New Town Hall (Weinstrasse, Munich), before 1908
  • Statue of Elector Ferdinand Maria on the south facade of the New Town Hall (Marienplatz 8, Munich), before 1908
  • Ascending horse with rider ( Promenadeplatz 9, Munich), 1909–1910, bronze
  • Obelisk in honor of Prince Regent Luitpold ( Luitpold Park Munich), 1910–1911, Lower Franconian shell limestone, bronze


Web links

Commons : Heinrich Düll  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Digital edition of the matriculation books of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich 1809–1920 . Matriculation 00377. Retrieved on August 23, 2011.
  2. NordOstKultur Munich. biographies letter d . Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  3. ^ A b Josef Hugo Biller, Hans-Peter Rasp: Munich Art & Culture. City guide and manual . 15th completely revised edition. Ludwig, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-7787-5125-5 , p. 144 .
  4. Bogenhausen Artists Chapel (1897–1939) . NordOstKultur, biographies. Retrieved August 23, 2011.
  5. ^ Biller / Rasp: Munich Art & Culture. Munich 2003, p. 307.
  6. ^ Biller / Rasp: Munich Art & Culture. Munich 2003, p. 236.
  7. 100 years of Luitpoldpark at a glance. The Luitpoldpark in the Schwabing-West district celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. muenchen.de - The official city portal, accessed on July 25, 2012 .