FISCHER, Johann Martin
(b. 1740, Bebele, d. 1820, Wien)

Hygieia

1787
Cast metal
Währingerstrasse, Vienna

The statue of Hygieia is the sculptor's most important, and most purely Neoclassical work. It forms the centrepiece of the fountain in Vienna's Währingerstrasse. Her calm pose and the closed contour show Fischer at the peak of his sculptural abilities.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 20 minutes):
Ludwig August Lebrun: Concerto in C major for oboe