Franz Stephan

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One year after the sudden death of Franz Stephan in 1765, Maria Theresa commissioned a bronze bust of her much-loved husband.

Franz Stephan

One year after the sudden death of Franz Stephan in 1765, Maria Theresa commissioned a bronze bust of her much-loved husband from the sculptor Balthasar Moll which was intended fort he remodelling oft he Menagerie Pavilion as a memorial monument tot he deceased emperor. In 1830, for reasons that have not been recorded, the bust was moved tot he site it still occupies today, south oft he Sundial House.

 

Monument for Philipp Franz Siebold
Joseph II