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The Spreuer Bridge Paintings

Bildtafeln der Spreuerbruecke

 
 
Bildtafeln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
1. Bildtafeln Marker
Inscription.
Bildtafeln
der
Spreuerbruecke
Gemalt 1626 – 1632
Von Meister
Kaspar Meglinger
Restauriert 1923 – 1925
Von
Kunstmaler
Kaspar Herrmann
Bruecke Bilder
Stehen unter
Bundesschutz


German-English translation by Google translate.

Picture Panels
of the
Spreuer Bridge
Painted 1626 - 1632
by Master
Kaspar Meglinger
Restored 1923 - 1925
by
painter
Kaspar Herrmann
The Bridge Paintings
are under
Federal protection

 
Erected by Stadt der Luzern (City of Lucerne).
 
Location. 47° 3.12′ N, 8° 18.14′ E. Marker is in Lucerne, Lucerne, in Lucerne (District). Marker is on Spreuerbrücke, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lucerne 6004, Switzerland.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mühlenplatz (Mill Place) (a few steps from this marker); Louis Pfyffer von Wyher (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mills Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Jur. Kasimir Pfyffer
Bildtafeln Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
2. Bildtafeln Marker
Marker on the left.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Spreuer Bridge (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Old Armory (about 90 meters away); Lower- or Basel-Gate (about 90 meters away); The Sonnenberg House in Zoepfli (about 120 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Lucerne.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located on Spreuerbrücke. The pedestrian bridge is named for the chafe (grain hulls) from the neighboring mills that was dumped from the bridge.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicBridges & Viaducts
 
Picture panel on the Spreuerbruecke image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 27, 2013
3. Picture panel on the Spreuerbruecke
The bridge displays Meglinger's Totentanz, or Dance of Death, a series of 67 panels depicting the grim reaper's visit to the rich, the beautiful, and those of various occupations and stations in life. In this panel, the baby is invited to a dance with death. (Click to enlarge.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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