BORN 11 Feb 1811, Hannover, Niedersachsen - DIED 30 Dec 1855, Roma, Lazio|
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Zona Vecchia, 2.5 (437))
Heinrich Kümmel was a pupil to the sculptor August Hengst in Hanover before he continued his studies in Berlin and in Rome. In Rome he studied with Thorwaldsen. In Rome he befriended August Kestner and in 1836 he opened his own studio.
In 1842 he returned to Hanover, where he one of the founders of the "Hannoverschen Künstlerverein". In 1845 he made a bust of Kestner. In Rome he was among the founders of the "Deutschen Künstlervereins" in 1847.
In 1849 he made the statue of General Carl August Graf von Alten that is still at Waterlooplatz in front of the state archive of Lower Saxony in Hanover. He died in Rome in 1855.
was a friend of Kestner, August