KISS, August Karl Edouard
(b. 1802, Paprotzan, d. 1865, Berlin)


1834 (cast 1842)
Altes Museum, Berlin

The original of this group was used for cast of sculpture in Philadelphia. where a large German-speaking population had settled relatively early. In the square in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art an equestrian statue of George Washington was erected by the German sculptor Rudolf Siemering (1835-1905). The grandiose flight of steps behind him are flanked by casts of two sculptures from the Rauch school: on the left the Lion Fighter by Albert Wolff, and on the right the Amazon by August Kiss.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 2 minutes):
François Couperin: Pieces de clavicen: L'Amazône