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Elisabet Ney : biography

January 26, 1833 - June 29, 1907

Franzisca Bernadina Wilhelmina Elisabeth Ney (26 January 1833, Münster — 29 June 1907, Austin, Texas) was a celebrated German-born sculptor who spent the first half of her life and career in Europe, producing sculpted works of famous leaders such as Otto von Bismarck, Giuseppe Garibaldi and King George V of Hanover. At age 39, she immigrated to Texas with her husband Edmund Montgomery and became a pioneer in the development of art in the state of Texas, USA. Some of her most famous works during her Texas period included sculptures of Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin. Her works can be found in the Texas State Capitol, U.S. Capitol, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Works (partial listing)

Year Work Location
1855 Johann Adam Ney Munster
1855 Anna Elisabeth Wernze Ney Munster
1855 Tyras - Adam Ney's Dog Munster
1856 Grave Stele Relief Berlin
1856 Herman Weiss Berlin
1857 St. Sebastian Martyr - plaster Munster
1857 St. Sebastian Martyr - marble Munster
1857 St. Sebastian Resurrected Munster
1857 Christ Resurrected Munster
1858 Jacob Grimm Berlin
1858 Alexander von Humboldt Berlin
1858 Cosima von Bulow Berlin
1859 Arthur Schopenhauer - plaster Frankfurt
1859 Arthur Schopenhauer - marble Frankfurt
1859 King George V of Hanover - medallion Hannover
1859 King George V of Hanover - bust Hannover
1859 King George V of Hanover - colossal bust Hannover
1861 Joseph Joachim Hannover
1861 Eilhardt Mitscherlich Hannover
1861 Ernst Herzog von Bayern Munster
1861 Franz Friedrich von Furstenberg - figure Munster
1862 Walter von Platenberg - study Munster
1862 Walter von Platenberg - figure Munster
1862 Count Englebert Vandermark - study Munster
1861 Count Englebert Vandermark - figure Munster
1862 Justus Moser - figure Munster
1863 Ricci England
1863 Elisabet Ney self-portrait Medeira
1863 Thomas Taylor England
1863 Genii of Mankind - plaster England
1863 Self-Portrait - plaster England
1863 Self-Portrait - marble Madeira
1864 Edmund Montgomery - plaster Madeira
1864 Edmund Montgomery - marble Madeira
1864 Lady Marian Alford Madeira
1864 Lord Brownlow Madeira
1864 Genii of Mankind - marble Italy
1865 Giuseppe Garibaldi - statuette Italy
1865 Giuseppe Garibaldi - plaster Italy
1865 Giuseppe Garibaldi - marble Italy
1865 Prometheus Bound Austria
1867 Otto von Bismarck - plaster Berlin
1867 Otto von Bismarck - marble Berlin
1867 Amalie Weiss Joachim Hannover
1868 Friedrich Woehler - bust Munich
1868 Friedrich Woehler - colossal bust Munich
1868 Baron Justus von Liebig - bust Munich
1868 Baron Justus von Liebig - colossal bust Munich
1868 Mercury - study Munich
1868 Mercury - colossal figure Munich
1868 Iris - study Munich
1868 Iris - full figure Munich
1868 Draped Figure - study Munich
1868 Male Figure - study Munich
1868 Frieze - study Munich
1868 Fountain - study Munich
1868 Count Georg von Werthern Munich
1868 King Ludwig II - plaster Munich
1868 King Ludwig II - marble Munich
1868 King Ludwig II - life-size plaster Munich
1868 King Ludwig II - life-size marble Munich
1874 Lorne Ney Montgomery - castings Texas
1885 Oran M. Roberts - plaster Texas
1885 Oran M. Roberts - marble Texas
1886 Lorne Ney Montgomery Texas
1887 Johanna Runge Texas
1887 Julius Runge Texas
1892 Benedette Tobin Texas
1892 Sam Houston as Young Man - plaster bust Texas
1892 Sam Houston as Older Man - bronze bust Texas
1892 Sam Houston - life-size plaster Texas
1892 Sam Houston - life-size marble Texas
1892 Stephen F. Austin - study Texas
1892 Stephen F. Austin - plaster bust Texas
1893 Stephen F. Austin - life-size plaster Texas
1893 Stephen F. Austin - life-size marble Texas
1893 Governor W.P. Hardeman - plaster Texas
1893 Governor W.P. Hardeman - marble Texas
1895 Carrie Pease Graham - plaster Texas
1895 Carrie Pease Graham - marble Texas
1895 Senator John H. Reagan - plaster Texas
1895 Senator John H. Reagan - marble Texas
1895 Governor Francis R. Lubbock - plaster Texas
1895 Governor Francis R. Lubbock - marble Texas
1896 Paula Ebers - plaster Berlin
1896 Paula Ebers - marble Berlin
1896 Unknown Female Philanthropist Berlin
1896 Unknown girl Berlin
1896 Unknown woman Berlin
1896 Dancing Maenid Berlin
1897 Bride Neill Taylor - medallion Texas
1897 Margaret Runge Rose - plaster Texas
1897 Margaret Runge Rose - bronze Texas
1899 Sir Swante Palm - plaster Texas
1899 Sir Swante Palm - marble Texas
1899 Lilly Haynie Texas
1899 Steiner Burleson - plaster Texas
1899 Steiner Burleson - marble Texas
1899 William Jennings Bryan - plaster Texas
1899 William Jennings Bryan - marble Texas
1900 Guy M. Bryan - medallion Texas
1901 Senator Joseph Dibrell - plaster Texas
1901 Senator Joseph Dibrell - marble Texas
1901 Ella Dancy Dibrell - medallion Texas
1901 Governor Joseph Sayers - plaster Texas
1902 Governor Joseph Sayers - marble Texas
1902 Governor Sul Ross - plaster Texas
1902 Governor Sul Ross - marble Texas
1902 Bust of Christ Texas
1902 Albert Sidney Johnston - bust Texas
1902 Albert Sidney Johnston - life-size plaster Texas
1902 Albert Sidney Johnston - life-size marble Texas
1902 Jacob Bickler - medallion Texas
1902 Lady Macbeth - study Texas
1902 Lady Macbeth - life-size plaster Texas
1902 Lady Macbeth - life-size marble Texas
1903 Dr. David Thomas Iglehart - plaster Texas
1902 Dr. David Thomas Iglehart - bronze Texas
1903 Miller Baby cast Texas
1904 Helen Marr Kirby Texas
1905 Dr. William Lamdin Prather Texas
1906 Schnerr Memorial - wax Texas
1906 Schnerr Memorial - plaster Texas
1906 Schnerr Memorial - marble Texas
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