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Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, Mann mit Adler

Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, Mann mit Adler Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, Mann mit Adler Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, Mann mit Adler

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'Mann mit Adler' ('Man with Eagle')
Bronze, height 58 cm, created 1923.

Smaller, but identical in form to Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen's World War I Memorial: 'Denkmal des Garde Kürassier Regiments‘, Heinrich von Kleist Park, Berlin. Height 4 meters. Revealed in 1923. Destructed.


Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Denkmal des Garde Kürassier Regiments‘ (‘Memorial of the German Guard Cuirassier Regiment‘), Heinrich von Kleist Park, Berlin. Height 4 meters (excluding base). Revealed in 1923. Destructed.
The text on top of the base reads: ‘Non Soli Cedit’, the  motto of the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I.  It means ‘der Preussische Adler weicht der Sonne nicht’ (‘The Prussian eagle yields not even to the sun’). ‘The text ‘Non Soli Cedit’ was engraved by his successor King Friedrich II in the façade of the New Palace (1769) in Potsdam.
The Guards Cuirassiers were a heavy cavalry regiment of the Royal Prussian Army. Formed in 1815 as a Uhlans regiment, it was reorganized as a cuirassiers unit in 1821. The regiment was part of the Guards Cavalry Division and fought in the Second Schleswig War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War and World War I. The regiment was disbanded in September 1919.
Left: photo depicting the memorial, from the collection of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), Huis Doorn, The Netherlands. 
Right: the design of the memorial depicted in 'Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte', 1923. 
  


- condition : II   currently under restoration (arm)             
- size : height 58 (including base of 3 cm)
- signed : at base: 'Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen 1923'
- type : bronze. Unique model.               




Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, 'Regimentsdenkmal 1914-1918 des 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß' ('Handgranatenwerfer'), Berlin-Tiergarten, am Schloss Bellevue. This memorial, a commemoration of the 4th Garde-Regiment of foot and its related regiment the Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 93, was revealed in 1924 and demolished in 1945/46. Photo from the collection of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), Huis Doorn, The Netherlands. 



Left and middle: other historical depictions of the monument 'Handgranatenwerfer' by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen. The text on top of the base reads 'Ihr Geist Lebt‘ (‘Their Spirits Live with Us’).
Right: 'Handgranatenwerfer', depicted in 'Deutscher Ehrenhain, für die Helden von 1914/18', Dehain Verlag', 1931.
   



Revealed 5 years after the death of Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen
Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Denkmal für die Gefallenen des 2. Nassauischen Infanterie Regiments 88‘ (‘World War I Memorial for the fallen soldiers of the 2nd Nassau Infantry Regiment 88’). Revealed in the city of Mainz, 23. August 1931.
At 16 January 1927 the 'Bund Ehemaliger Angehöriger des 2. Nassauischen I.R. Nr. 88.' decided to erect a war memorial after the design 'The Granat Thrower' by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen. Decided was at 15 April 1928 that the memorial would be placed in Mainz -the previous home base of the Regiment- but only after 'the Rhine Valley would be free'. According to the Treaty of Versailles, France occupied the Rhine Valley including the city of Mainz, since 1919. Finally the French withdrew on 30 June 1930 and on 23 August 1931, 5 years after the death of Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, the memorial was revealed.
The monument is destroyed, only the base located at 'Drususwall' is left. The inscription reads: ‘Dem Andenken an das 2. Nassauische Infanterie Regiment 88 und seine im Feldzug 1914/18 Gefallenen. In den Reihen des Regiments starben den Heldentod 127 Offiziere 3934 Unteroffiziere und Mannschaften‘.
Left: the memorial by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen depicted on a postcard.
Right: the memorial depicted (and described) in ‘Das Königl. Preuß. 2. Nassauische Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88., Deutsche Tat im Weltkrieg 1914 - 1918‘, Walter Rogge, 1936.
  

The revelation of the memorial on 23 August 1931. Depicted (and described) in ‘Das Königl. Preuß. 2. Nassauische Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 88., Deutsche Tat im Weltkrieg 1914 - 1918‘, Walter Rogge, 1936.




Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, 'Dem Gedächtnis unserer Heldenjugend. Hauptgruppe eines Denkmalentwurfes' ('Commemorating our Young Heroes. Design of a war memorial'). The memorial was planned to the fallen young soldiers in Ypres.
Depicted in 'Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte', 1926. 



Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘3. Garde Ulanen Regiments‘ (‘3rd Guards Uhlan Regiment‘), Potsdam. Revealed 1923. Destructed.
Left: the memorial depicted on a postcard.
Right: the '3. Garde Ulanen Regiments‘-monument depicted in 'Deutscher Ehrenhain, für die Helden von 1914/18', Dehain Verlag', 1931.
  

Photos depicting the memorial, from the collection of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941), Huis Doorn, The Netherlands. 
  


Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Regimentsdenkmal 1914–18 des Ulanen-Regiment Von Katzler Nr. 2 (Memorial 1914-18 for the Ulahn Regiment Nr. 2), Gleiwitz. Created in 1926. Destructed.
Left: the ‘Regimentsdenkmal 1914–18 des Ulanen-Regiment Von Katzler Nr. 2' depicted in 'Deutscher Ehrenhain, für die Helden von 1914/18', Dehain-Verlag, 1931.
Right: the memorial depicted on a postcard.
  

Speech of Oberstleutnant Grätz at the unvealing of the monument in 1926.



Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘War memorial 1870-71‘. Created in 1911, located in Sachsenhausen. The bronze eagle carries the coat of arms of the county Waldeck-Pyrmont; on the front face a bronze portrait of German poet Wolrad Kreusler.
     



Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Denkmal für die Sanitäterkorps‘, 1928 (finshed by Joseph  Gobes). Memorial for the 15.000 fallen Combat Medics. Located in front of the Neue Friedhof, Postdam. Height including base 6,12 meter.
Below: the monument revealed in October 1929. Present were Reichswehrminister Groener, the Chef der Marine Admiral Dr. Raeder, Generalleutnant Hasse and the Ehrenkompagnie der Reichswehr.
 

  


Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, 'War Memorial‘, 1923. Location Bad Doberan, monastic church, Bülow-chapel. The memorial is commemorating the 34 fallen members of the Von Bülow family.




Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Bust of Friedrich II or Friedrich der Große‘. Height 47 cm, created 1926. Frederic II (1712 – 1786) was King of Prussia from 1740 until 1786. His most significant accomplishments during his reign included his military victories, his reorganization of Prussian armies, his patronage of the arts and the Enlightenment in Prussia, and his final success against great odds in the Seven Years' War. Frederick was the last titled King in Prussia and declared himself King of Prussia after achieving full sovereignty for all historical Prussian lands. Prussia had greatly increased its territories and became a leading military power in Europe under his rule. He became known as Frederick the Great and was affectionately nicknamed Der Alte Fritz (‘Old Fritz’) by the Prussian and later by all German people.
Left and middle: a bust by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen sold by an German auction house in 2016.
Right: the production process of the bronze by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, depicted in the catalogue of foundry Lauchammer, 1933.
     


  
Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Der Schritt ins Leben‘ (‘First Step into Life‘). Displayed at the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung 1923. Depicted in ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte‘, 1923.



Left: Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Lenz‘ (‘Spring‘). Displayed at the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung 1921. Depicted in ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte‘, 1921. A cast of 'Lenz', signed 1921, was again displayed at the exhibition 'Hundert Jahre Berliner Kunst', 1929, organised by the 'Verein Berliner Kunst'.
Right: a bronze cast of ‘Lenz‘ sold by Bonhams, London, in 2010. Signed ‘1921’, height 42,5 cm.
  


Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Langstreckenläufer‘ (‘Long-distance Runner‘). Depicted in ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte‘, 1927.




Left: Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Der Sonne entgegen‘ (‘Towards to the Sun‘). Displayed at the Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellung, 1920. Depicted in ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte‘, 1920.
Right: Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ‘Der Sonne entgegen‘. Bronze, height 43,5 cm. Sold in 2015 by a German auction house.
Below: View in the ‘Skulpturensaal, Große Berliner Kunstausstellung 1920‘. At the left ‘Der Sonne entgegen‘.
   





Left: Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen. ‘Junge Frau‘ (‘Young Woman‘). Signed on the base: Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, 1922. Height 82 cm. Sold in 2010 by an auction house in Denmark.
Right: Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, ´Geheimrat Prof. August Bier, Berlin´. Depicted is the famous surgeon Professor August Bier, who held the title ‘Geheimrat’, an honorific title which was an award for outstanding contributions in the field of commerce, industry, or medicine. Depicted in ´Velhagen & ‘Klasings Monatshefte’, 1926. 
   



Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, creator of heroic War Memorials
Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen (1880-1926), born in Sachsenhausen, was a German sculptor, painter and actor. He studied at the Art Academy in Kassel and was a Meisterschüler of the famous sculptor Karl Begas (1845 – 1916). In 1906 Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen settled in Berlin where he opened an atelier in the Neuen Winterfeldstraße 23 and later in the Königin-Augusta-Straße 1. As actor he played roles -sometimes together with the Danish actress Asta Nielsen- in the films ‘Der wankende Glaube’ (1913), ‘America to Europe in an Airship’ (1914) and in ‘Sexton Blake’ (1915). Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen was an excellent horse rider and served in World War I as a passionate Reserveoffizier der Garde Kürassiere (Reserve Officer of the Guard Currasier Regiment). He was a close friend of Crown Prince Wilhelm (1882 – 1951), the last Crown Prince of the German Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia. After the outbreak of the German Revolution in 1918, both Emperor Wilhelm II and the Crown Prince signed the document of abdication and went into exile in The Netherlands; after 1923 Crown Prince Wilhelm was allowed to return to Germany, his father never went back (later Crown Prince Wilhelm supported Hitler's rise to power).
Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen created his first war memorial in 1911 (a memorial commemorating the fallen soldiers in 1870-71, located in Sachsenhausen/ Waldeck). Other memorials followed in the years:
- 1923: ‘Memorial of the German Guard Cuirassier Regiment‘, Heinrich von Kleist Park, Berlin. Destructed;
- 1923: ‘3. Garde Ulanen Regiments‘, Potsdam. Destructed;
- 1923: 'War Memorial‘, Bad Doberan, monastic church, Bülow-chapel;
- 1924: 'Regimentsdenkmal 1914-1918 des 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß', Berlin-Tiergarten. Destructed;
- 1926: ‘Regimentsdenkmal 1914–18 des Ulanen-Regiment Von Katzler Nr. 2‘, Gleiwitz. Destructed;
- 1926 'Dem Gedächtnis unserer Heldenjugend'. Design. Planned to the fallen young soldiers in Ypres;
- 1928: ‘Denkmal für die Sanitäterkorps‘ (finshed by Joseph Gobes), Neue Friedhof, Postdam;
- 1931: ‘Denkmal für die Gefallenen des 2. Nass. Inf. Regiments. 88‘, Mainz (post. revealed). Destructed.
The last memorial was revealed 5 years after the death of Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen. In 1927 the 'Bund Ehemaliger Angehöriger des 2. Nassauischen I.R. Nr. 88.' decided to erect a war memorial after the design 'The Granat Thrower' by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen. However, the actual erection of the memorial in Mainz -the previous home base of the 2. Nassauischen Regiment Nr. 88- was postponed until 'the Rhine Valley would be free'. The occupation by the French of the Rhine Valley (including the city of Mainz) based on the Treaty of Versailles, ended in 1930. On 23 August 1931, 5 years after the death of Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen, the memorial was revealed.
Photos of three of these -destructed- memorials were found back in the inherited photo collection of Kaiser Wilhelm II (Huis Doorn, The Netherlands).
In 1926 Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen created a bust of ‘Friedrich II‘, King of Prussia from 1740-1786. This popular bust was cast by foundry Lauchhammer in a large edition; the production process of this bronze was depicted in the catalogue of foundry Lauchammer, 1933.
Works by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen were displayed at many exhibitons of the ‘Grosse Berliner Kunstausstellungen’, including: 1910 ‘Putti‘, 1911 ‘Im Schneetreiben’ and ‘Roda-Roda‘, 1912, 1920 ‘Der Sonne entgegen‘ (Towards to the Sun), 1921 ‘Der Lenz‘ (The Spring), 1922 ’Rosenzeit‘ (Time of the Roses) and 1923 ‘Der Schritt ins Leben‘ (First Step into Life). In 1923 he became a member of the Verein Berliner Künstler. In 1929 his sculpture 'Der Lenz' was again displayed at the exhibition 'Hundert Jahre Berliner Kunst', organised by the Verein Berliner Kunst. Several works by Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen were depicted in the magazine ‘Velhagen & Klasings Monatshefte’.
Hans Hubert Dietzsch-Sachsenhausen died from pulmonic apoplexie at an age of 46 in Berlin.