Visitors standing in front of the Künstlerhaus under the chandelier in the Sophienstraße see in the far top left of the facade the figure of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz on a console beneath a canopy. The polymath is shown with a resolute face, a curled wig, and statesman-like robes. The creator of this work of art was the sculptor Carl Dopmeyer (1824 – 1899). Born in Springe, his other works include the Gänseliesel fountain at Steintor, and the Luther memorial at the Market Church. The statue of Alexander von Humboldt (on the right-hand side of the facade) also originated in Dopmeyer’s studio.
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