Johann Gottfried Schadow:
Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble
Johann Gottfried Schadow:
Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble

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museum replica | artificial marble | original size | height 55 cm | pedestal 28.5 x 19 x 3.5 cm | weight approx. 9 kg

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Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble
Johann Gottfried Schadow: Sculpture "Luise and Friederike...

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Sculpture "Luise and Friederike" (original size), artificial marble

In 1793, there was an unusual double wedding. The 18-year-old Princess Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz married the Crown Prince of Prussia, Frederick William III, and the 16-year-old Friederike married his younger brother Louis. This event was why Johann Gottfried Schadow created this graceful sculpture of the two sisters. The marble group of Prussian princesses, the first life-size double statue of classicism, is the most graceful example of Schadow's style, which was both classically ideal and true-to-life and set the trend for the 19th century.
Original: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Prussian Cultural Heritage, Nationalgalerie.

Polymer ars mundi museum replica cast by hand. Edition in the original size. Height 55 cm, base size 28.5 x 19 x 3.5 cm. Weight approx. 9 kg.

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Portrait of the artist Johann Gottfried Schadow

About Johann Gottfried Schadow

1764-1850

Johann Gottfried Schadow was the most important German sculptor of the Napoleonic era. He trained at the royal school of sculpture and later became head of the court sculpture workshop and "director of all sculptures" in 1788. Schadow's classical ideal was increasingly joined by realistic, national and individual features. His classically ideal and realistic style set the trend for the 19th century.

His art combines a natural sensuality and grace leading out of the Rococo with great realism. His double statue of the crown princesses Luise and Friederike of Prussia in marble is the first life-size double statue of classicism and set standards for 19th-century monument sculpture. He created the famous quadriga on the Brandenburg Gate in copper rubbing, as the bronze casting technique could not yet be used for such large objects. During the Restoration period, Schadow's realistic classicism found fewer patrons and was supplanted around 1820 by the official and emphatically representative art of his pupil Caspar Daniel Rauch.

Until his death, Schadow was director of the Berlin Academy and exerted great influence, also through his writings.

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