SONNENSCHEIN, Johann Valentin
(b. 1749, Stuttgart, d. 1828, Bern)

Monument to Ludwig Rudolf von Jenner

1806
Marble
Historisches Museum, Basel

Jenner, a hiker killed in an avalanche, gazes soulfully upward, hands clasped in prayer, separated by a steep rock from the languishing figure of a nude youth who symbolizes death. But instead of mountain gear, Jenner wears Roman drapery and sandals.