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Christian Daniel Rauch (1777-1857)

Field Marshal Prince Gebhard von Blücher (1742-1819)

signed and dated 1825

Iron | 143.5 x 55.0 x 46.0 cm (whole object) | RCIN 31164

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Cast iron statue of Field Marshal Blücher, stepping forward, with left arm raised.  Mounted on a square stepped plinth with, at each corner, double-headed eagles each holding a continuous garland and recumbant lions at the base.

Marked:  
On the shield at the front of the base held by a winged figure: MIT GOT FUR / KONIG UND / FATERLAND [With God for King and Fatherland]
At the front of the plinth:  DEM FELD HERREN BLÜCHER / UND DEM / HEERE / DIE SCHLEISER [To Field Marshal Blucher and the Silesian Army]
On front edge: Gegossen auf den Konig: Eisengießerei bei Berlin 1825 [Cast at the Royal Iron Foundry, Berlin, 1825]