Rietschel, Ernst Friedrich August
Rietschel, Ernst Friedrich August, an eminent German sculptor, was born in Pulsnitz, Saxony, Dec. 15, 1804. He studied under Rauch at Berlin, and in Italy. Settling in Dresden, he became professor in the Academy of Arts. Among his works are, Mary Kneeling over the Dead Body of Christ: — a bust of Luther: — the Four Hours of the Day: — colossal statues of Goethe and Schiller (at Weimar), and the Christ-angel. He died at Dresden in 1861.