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A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules

Year of construction: 1738

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Category: Monuments, Fountains, Memorial Plaques

Address: Náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad

 
 
 

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules

The stone basin in the lower part of the second fountain was built in 1606; a wooden sculpture by Petr Eck and painter Heinrich was built on the fountain in 1681. The wooden sculpture was later replaced by the sculpture of a “wide man“, Hercules, leaning against the shield with the coat of arms of the town of Cheb. It is a copy of the sculpture from the staircase of the former baroque town-hall and today´s gallery made by sculptor P. A. Felsner around 1728. The sculpture of Hercules on the fountain was made about ten years later, at least according to the preserved year on the baroque indented pedestal – 1738. We don´t know who is the author thereof whether Felsner himself or someone from his workshop.

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The fountain with the statue of Hercules may be found in front of Špalíček in Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad Square.

 

Contact Information

Address: Náměstí Krále Jiřího z Poděbrad

 

Pictures

Fountain with the figure of Hercules. Around 1930

Fountain with the figure of Hercules. Around 1930

The figure of Hercules. E. Czech around 1935

The figure of Hercules. E. Czech around 1935

The figure of Hercules with a knocked off  club 1998

The figure of Hercules with a knocked off club 1998

 
The figure of  Hercules. K. Huss around  1800

The figure of Hercules. K. Huss around 1800

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

 
A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

 
A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

A fountain with the sculpture of Hercules 2013

 

 
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