The New International Encyclopædia/Encke, Erdmann

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ENCKE, ĕṉ'ke, Erdmann (1843-96). A German sculptor. He was born in Berlin, and studied at the academy in that city and with Albert Wolff. Several of the finest pieces of statuary in the German capital were designed by him, among them the following: “Friedrich Ludwig Jahn,” bronze statue (Hasenheide, Berlin); “Frederick I., Elector of Brandenburg” (Façade of Town Hall, Berlin); “Queen Louise of Prussia” (Thiergarten, Berlin); and the sarcophagi of Emperor William I. and Empress Augusta in the mausoleum at Charlottenburg. He also executed a number of important bronze portrait busts, in which he used polychromy with success. He was appointed a professor of the Berlin Academy in 1883.