Adriaen de Vries

Adriaen de Vries

Adriaen de Vries (* geb. over 1545 or around 1560 into the Hague; † before 15. December 1626 in Prague) was a Netherlands sculptor.

He came early to Florenz, where he worked at Giovanni Bologna and copies of antique Bildwerke and be suitable compositions in wax bossierte and in ore implemented. To a shorter stay in Rome it went to Augsburg, where in co-operation with the caster Wolfgang Neidhardt developed its Hauptwerke: the Merkurbrunnen (1599) and the Herkulesbrunnen (1602 inaugurated) with numerous figures poured made of metal, which are characterised by elegance of the structure and by refinement of the single formations. It became later of emperor Rudolf II. to Prague appoint, where it as a yard sculptor for the emperor and other fürstliche personalities, like e.g. Prince Ernst to Holstein foam castle some works implemented, and. A. 1603 a life-large bronze Christ statue for the church in Rothsürben with Breslau (today in the national museum (Muzeum Narodowe) Warsaw).

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