Terracotta Sculpture on the Riga Stock Exchange Façade: Interpretation of Content and Form
Acta Academiae Artium Vilnensis
Keywords:architecture, sculpture, terracotta, Harald Bosse, David Jensen, allegory, emblem
The article discusses sculptural decoration of the façades of the Riga Stock Exchange building (1852–1860, architect Harald Bosse), which consists of terracotta sculptures and medallions with emblematic and allegorical content created in the workshop of the Danish sculptor David Jensen in St. Petersburg. When developing the design of the Stock Exchange building in the Venetian Renaissance forms, the architect Harald Bosse intended to enrich its façades with sculptures and reliefs illustrative of the Riga Stock Exchange transactions.