Schwanthaler, Ludwig von

BORN 26 Aug 1802, München, Bayern - DIED 28 Nov 1848, München, Bayern
BIRTH NAME Schwanthaler, Ludwig Michael von
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (Neue Arkade 001)

Ludwig Schwanthaler came from a family that had produced sculptors for 300 years. He was instructed by his father Franz Schwanthaler (1760-1820). He entered the Academy of Arts in Munich where at first he studied painting. But he soon switched to sculpting. he befriende the painter Peter von Cornelius who helped him to work within the halls of the Glyptothek in Munich.

Supported by King Ludwig I he visited Italy in 1826. In 1832 he went there again and this time Thorvaldsen gave him advice. Back in Munich his work was much in demand and he worked on many new palaces, churches and museum. For his Mozart monument in Salzburg he became a honourary citizen of the city in 1842. From 1935 onwards he was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and among his pupils were Vaclav Levý, Anton Dominik von Feldkorn and Wilhelm Engelhardt.

Work: Bavaria statue at the Ruhmeshalle in Munich (1850); Tilly monument at the Feldhernhalle in Munich; Jean Paul monument in Bayreuth.

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• had grave monument executed by Schwanthaler, Franz Xaver


The grave of Ludwig von Schwanthaler at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)


Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Ludwig Schwanthaler - Wikipedia

Schwartze, Thérèse

Published: 21 Mar 2021
Last update: 15 Feb 2022