STRÓBL, Alajos
(b. 1856, Liptóújvár, d. 1926, Budapest)

Franz Liszt

Limestone, above life-size
Opera House, Budapest

Miklós Ybl (1814-1891), architect of the Opera House in Budapest, commissioned the young sculptor Alajos Stróbl in 1881 for executing the sitting portraits of composers Franz Liszt and Ferenc Erkel. The two statues were placed to the niches on both sides of the main entrance in 1884, the year of the inauguration of the new Opera.

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