(b. 1648, Cles, d. 1708, Wien)

Emperor Leopold I and Allegory of Faith

Marble, life-size
Graben, Vienna

Strudel was responsible for overseeing the design and construction of Vienna's Plague Column from 1686 until its completion in 1693. He executed the prominent sculptures on the plinth. On the main face is the Allegory of Faith, in which the plague is pushed into the depth by a woman, while above, the kneeling emperor calls for divine assistance.

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