Rudolf Siemering (born August 10, 1835 in Königsberg i. Pr. , † January 23, 1905 in Berlin ) was a German sculptor.
Siemering attended the Löbenichtsche Realgymnasium , but had to leave it early. First, Siemering attended the Königsberg Art Academy . Then followed the training at the Berlin Art Academy . There he was a student of Gustav Blaeser . He belonged to the school of Christian Daniel Rauch in the Berlin sculpture school .
In 1861, Siemering founded its own workshop in Berlin. He was a member of the Senate of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin and an honorary doctorate from the University of Leipzig .
- Germania memorial with relief frieze for the entry of the victorious troops returning from the war of 1870/71, at the city palace (temporary festival decoration made of wood and plaster)
- Seat image of King Wilhelm I in the vestibule of the stock exchange (ceremoniously unveiled on March 22, 1866; destroyed)
- Completion of the coin frieze by Johann Gottfried Schadow , 1870 (together with Hugo Hagen )
- Statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I in the hall of fame (ruler's hall) in the armory, 1891 (since 1961 at Hohenzollern Castle )
Beethoven-Haydn-Mozart monument (also music monument , popularly musician furnace ), near Siegesallee in the Großer Tiergarten , 1904
The monument was dismantled in the 1990s because of dilapidation and after an extensive restoration and partial addition on September 6, 2007 by the Berliner Liedertafel, the city councilor Regula Lüscher and the director of the garden monument preservation department of the state monument office Klaus von Krosigk re-inaugurated.
- Still picture of the ophthalmologist Albrecht von Graefe , 1882 (architectural part of the monument by Martin Gropius and Heino Schmieden )
- Statue by Heinrich von Treitschke for the forecourt of the Humboldt University (removed and melted down in 1951 because of Treitschke's anti-Semitic attitude)
Monument group 27 on Siegesallee in the Great Tiergarten,
central statue of the soldier king Friedrich Wilhelm I , side busts of Minister Heinrich Rüdiger von Ilgen and the old Dessauer Leopold I of Anhalt-Dessau ; unveiled on December 22, 1900 (for details on the design of the main character: Section Monument in the article Friedrich Wilhelm I. )
- Statue of Saint Gertrude on the Gertraudenbrücke in Berlin-Mitte, 1896 (placed back on the bridge after being temporarily secured in the Märkisches Museum)
A personal reduction of the figure of the saint was owned by the Lessing family in Meseberg Castle near Gransee until around 1934 .
- Stele with bust of August Wilhelm Eichler (made of Carrara marble ; stele destroyed in World War II, bust restored in the Botanical Museum Berlin in 2007 )
- Sandstone relief on the tomb of the architect Martin Gropius on the Dreifaltigkeitskirchhof II in Berlin-Kreuzberg , approx. 1880
- Bielefeld : Bismarck statue (unveiled on April 1, 1903; today's location on Oberntorwall)
- Eisleben : bronze statue of Martin Luther as a reformer on the market square (unveiled in 1883 for Luther's 400th birthday)
Frankfurt am Main : Bismarck memorial with a colossal statue behind which a Germania figure on horseback carries a flag, in front of the theater.
The inscription on the base reproduces a well-known Bismarck quote: “Let's put Germany in the saddle, it'll be on the horse The monument was erected on May 11, 1908 and melted down in 1940.
Görlitz : War memorial 1870/71 ("Kanonendenkmal") on Demianiplatz (with a repetition of the relief frieze from Berlin,
see above ). The relief frieze was first made in terracotta in 1873 and only replaced in 1898 by a bronze cast by the Lauchhammerwerke. The monument was probably dismantled and melted down around 1950.
Kiel : Landes-Wardenkmal 1870/71 in the castle garden , inaugurated in 1879 (architectural part by Heinrich Moldenschardt )
For this memorial the above-mentioned relief frieze was executed a third time.
Leipzig : Victory Monument in 1871 on Neumarkt in front of the Old Town Hall, unveiled on August 18, 1888.
The monument was demolished in 1946 at the instigation of City Planning Officer Walter Meyer and without the approval of the Soviet occupation authorities, and finally melted down and "put to new uses".
- Magdeburg : equestrian statue of Kaiser Wilhelm I.
Marienburg (West Prussia): Statue of King Frederick the Great in the outer bailey of Marienburg
The statue was removed after 1945 by the Polish rulers. However, the associated statues of four grand masters created by Rudolf Siemering have been preserved.
Philadelphia : Draft for the Washington
Monument , 1882 Replicas of some animal figures from the Washington Monument are in the Berlin Tiergarten (two elk each, two deer bison and one bear and deer each).
- Berthold Daun : Siemering. (= Artist monographs. Issue 80.) Bielefeld / Leipzig 1906 (with 110 illustrations).
- Siemering, Rudolf . In: Hans Vollmer (Hrsg.): General lexicon of fine artists from antiquity to the present . Founded by Ulrich Thieme and Felix Becker . tape 31 : Siemering – Stephens . EA Seemann, Leipzig 1937, p. 1 .
Commons : Rudolf Siemering - Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Photos of works by Rudolf Siemering in the culture database kudaba by Andres Imhof, accessed on August 18, 2013
- ↑ The Königsberg sculptor Rudolf Siemering died 95 years ago (Ostpreußenblatt 2000) ( Memento from October 31, 2004 in the Internet Archive )
- ↑ Manuela Lintl: The monument to the ophthalmologist Albrecht von Graefe on Luisenstarße. Article in the daily newspaper Neues Deutschland, August 25, 1998.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German sculptor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 10, 1835|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Koenigsberg i. Pr.|
|DATE OF DEATH||January 23, 1905|
|Place of death||Berlin|