STATUES, TOMBS AND OTHER TRACES OF 342 POETS
This monument is apparently an early twentieth-century copy of the original 1774 monument that was destroyed. An 1876 photo of the original in in the Stadtgeschichtliches Museum Leipzig. The original is said to have been designed by Gellert's friend Adam Friedrich Oeser and made by Friedrich Samuel Schlegel. However there is a model of it in the Meissen porcelain museum by the French sculptor Michel Victor Acier. A Meissen porcelain model by J J Kändler, Acier's predecessor as chief modeller at the factory, in the British Museum in London represents the monument that was erected to Gellert in the Johanniskirche in Leipzig.
What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8LT475. The image can be seen at wahooart.com who can supply you with a canvas print of it.