Who was Schoeps
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Who was Shoeps

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We encourage you to take a short trip, following the former host of the building.
The Proserpina Fountain is located in front of the Town Hall. In 1758 Schoeps was commissioned to build the fountain under a contract for 210 ducats. The construction was completed in 1766. The fountain, made of sandstone, in the Baroque style, depicts a scene from Roman mythology, the abduction of Proserpina by Pluto, the king of the underworld. Four low reliefs on the walls of the pool represent four classical elements: fire, air, water, and earth, and are accompanied by the coat of arms of the city. The fountain was renovated in the 1990s. The sculpture of Moses – between 1785 and 1787 Schoeps was responsible for the interior design of the All Saints’ Church that was being constructed at the time. In the tower porch there is a sculpture of Moses from 1787, created by Augustyn Schoeps. The statue of King Stanisław II August, made in 1791, is located in the Court Hall in the Town Hall. Interestingly, it is the only statue of the king funded by the Town Hall, probably to “commemorate the Constitution of 3 May 1791”. The attic of the guardhouse is topped with stone reliefs made in light grey sandstone from the area of Śmiłów, which are said to have been created by Jan Chrystian Kamsetzer or Augustyn Schoeps.

Schoeps Residence
ul. Kramarska 9 | 61-765 Poznań

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