Franz W. Müller-Steinfurth: Spargelfrau (1990),
Schlossplatz , 68723Schwetzingen
The group of figures in the Asparagus Woman symbolises the leading topic in Schwetzingen, the almost 350 year-old tradition of asparagus cultivation. An asparagus woman is shown peddling her wares to a girl in a self-contained composition rounded off by her little dog Nico and other accessories. In this naturalistic rendering of the figures and implements, the Speyer sculptor Franz W. Müller-Steinfurth has followed the express wishes of the donor, honorary senator Herbert Prechtel. Prechtel wanted a work with a realistic, concrete narrative form that placed comprehension above everything else.