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Bust of Archbishop von Droste-Vischering

Photo: © Dombauhütte Köln, Matz und Schenk

This marble bust of Clemens August von Droste-Vischering, archbishop of Cologne, which was carved in 1841 by Jakob Schorb (1809–58) and commissioned by the Clemens-August-Verein (Clement Augustus Society), is now situated in the Chapel of St John in the ambulatory. This over life-size bust originally stood in the chapter hall. Schorb, who completed his training under David d’Angers in Paris and spent time in Rome and Florence, was based in Koblenz. Unlike Schorb’s other portrait busts, which followed the ancient tradition of depicting the naked upper body of the subject, the archbishop is shown in full Episcopal dress with a pectoral cross as befits his office.

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