Fernkorn, Anton Dominik, Ritter von

SCULPTOR (GERMANY)
BORN 17 Mar 1813, Erfurt - DIED 16 Nov 1878, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Zentralfriedhof, Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234, Simmering (Gruppe 14 A, nummer 18)

Anton Dominik Fernkorn came from Erfurt and after the early death of his father he was raised by his stepfather. From 1832 to 1835 he served as a volunteer in the Prussian army. From 1835 to 1840 he worked at Stiglmair in Munich where he also studied with Ludwig Schwantaler. In 1840 he went to Vienna. In 1858 he cooperated on the statue of Archduke Karl (who had defeated Napoleon at Aspern) at the Heldenplatz. He also made a statue of Prince Eugene of Savoy, but by the time it was unveiled in 1865 he was mentally ill and no longer able to work.

Among his other works are busts of Beethoven, Hebbel and Emperor Franz Joseph and the statue of the lion in Aspern, Vienna, in remembrance of the Austrian soldiers that were killed there in 1809.

Sources
• Budig, Robert S. et al, Ehrengräber am Wiener Zentralfriedhof, Compress Verlag Wien, Wien
Anton Dominik Fernkorn - Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Anton von Fernkorn at the Zentralfriedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (25 Jan 1999)

 


Ferrero-Lombroso, Gina

Published: 1 Jan 2009
Last update: 1 Jan 2009