Saturday, July 24, 2010

Franz Grillparzer

This monument to Austrian writer Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872) is located in Volksgarten. Grillparzer, who graduated in law and was for a long time director of the archives at the Imperial and Royal Hofkammer, became famous in 1817, after the first performance of his tragedy "The Ancestress". This monument (the photo shows only a detail) was designed by architect Karl Hasenauer and opened in 1889.

1 comment:

  1. Great picture of a fantastic piece of art.

    Darryl and Ruth : )