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Allegorical Statues on the Isabella Promenade monuments and memorials



At the end of 1900, in relation of the planned renaming of the park path leading to the Colonnade of the Salty and Meadow Springs as the Isabella Promenade (after the Archduchess of Austria-Teschen Isabella of Croÿ), the board of the Beautifying Society decided to procure allegorical statues made of terracotta. The statues come from the serial production of the Dresden branch of Villeroy&Boch.

The figures are placed on masoned pedestals and represent the allegories of Sculpture, Painting, Poetry, and Tragedy. Prior to 1912, another terracotta statue of the hunter-Actaeon- was added.