Gustav Bläser

Gustav Hermann Blaeser (also brass ) ( born May 9, 1813 in Dusseldorf, † April 20, 1874 in Cannstatt ) was a German sculptor of the 19th century. Blaeser belonged to the school of smoke Berlin school of sculpture.


Blaeser received his education 1834-1843 in Atelier Christian Daniel Rauch in Berlin and at the Academy of Arts. During the eleven years he worked in smoke, he was involved in all of the same great work.

1844/1845 he went to Rome, from where he was, however, the order to model one of the eight Schloßbrücke groups, called back to Berlin.

The 1845 he designed group represents the moment is where the warriors under the protection of Pallas Athena to fight fails, it is described in Meyers Lexikon from 1888 perfect of the most beautiful and in the composition of the series and marked his breakthrough as a recognized artist.

He also provided numerous busts, portrait statuettes, medallions, as well as popular genre -like representations; all these works are characterized by fresh conception of nature, combined with antique form of feeling.


  • Castle Bridge: " The under the protection of Pallas Athena to fight emergent warrior "
  • Terracotta reliefs with allegories of architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, strength, justice, temperance and wisdom on the triumphal arch at the foot of Mill Hill in Potsdam
  • 1853 Memorial of the Mayor August Wilhelm Francke, Erzguß for Magdeburg, made by Prof. Georg Ferdinand Howaldt
  • 1861/63 equestrian statue of King Frederick William IV of Prussia for the Cologne Tumski Bridge
  • Friedrich Wilhelm IV, still image from Carrara marble in front of the Orangerie castle in Potsdam
  • Colossal monument with bronze equestrian statue of King Frederick William III. of Prussia at the Haymarket in Cologne
  • Monument in honor of Alexander von Humboldt, 1869 for the Central Park of New York, produced by Georg Ferdinand Howaldt
  • Colossal statue of the Apostle Matthew for the Helsinki Cathedral
  • Prophet Daniel for the castle dome in Berlin
  • Borussia for the Neues Museum in Berlin, destroyed
  • Sandstone statues of David, Solomon, and Charlemagne for the Dreikönigstor at the Church of Peace in Potsdam
  • Marmorhermen of Dante, Petrarch, Tasso and Ariosto for the Charlottenhof Palace in Potsdam
  • Statue of hospitality in the Old National Gallery in Berlin
  • Life-size bronze figure of a blacksmith, now over the thoroughfare of the Borsig house in the Chaussee Straße 13 in Berlin, originally situated at the water tower of the Borsig engineering institution
  • Tomb of Pierre Louis Ravené on the French cemetery in Berlin
  • Hegel bust at the Dorotheenstraße in Berlin-Mitte