The New International Encyclopædia/Reusch, Friedrich

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REUSCH, roish, Friedrich (1843—). A German sculptor, born at Siegen. He studied in Berlin at the Academy and under Albert Wolff, whom he assisted on the equestrian monument to Frederick William III. After his return to Berlin from a visit to Italy in 1874, he fashioned the marble group of “Market-Traffic” (1879) for the Belle-Alliance Bridge, and the “Genius of Steam” for the Technical Academy at Charlottenburg. In Königsberg, where he was appointed professor at the academy in 1881, he executed the large group of “Strength, Justice, and Moderation” for the Government building, the statues of “Albert, First Duke of Prussia” (1891), and of Emperor William I. (1894), both outside the royal palace, besides several other memorials, many busts and decorative figures for public buildings. At Siegen are a “Soldiers' Monument” (1877), the equestrian statue of “William I.” (1892), and a bronze statue of “Bismarck” (1900), and there are also several charming mythological genre groups to his credit.