Ferenc Rákóczi, II

Barnabás Holló: Ferenc Rákóczi, II

(1902, St. Elizabeth's Park)

The statue is located in St. Elizabeth’s Park, next to the harbor. It is made of bronze and red sandstone. The inscription: “II. Ferenc Rákóczi 1676-1735.”

Source: Történeti emlékek Veszprém megyében, 1980 (Page 25)

The artist

Barnabás Holló

He was born on May 16, 1865, in Alsóhangony and died on November 2, 1917, in Budapest, at the age of only 52. He studied art at the Budapest School of Applied Arts and was a student of Alajos Strobl. It is considered a prominent representative of the historical sculpture of the period around the millennium. Primarily his realistic style reliefs are significant. His name was made nationally known by his relief depicting the founding of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, which was placed on the outer wall of the academy’s headquarters in 1893. His other famous work is the relief of Miklós Wesselényi, The Floodman, which won a gold medal at the 1900 Paris World’s Fair. In the first decade of the 20th century, several rural memorials were commissioned.

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