"On the pedestal of the monument to Emperor Joseph II in the Hofburg in Vienna"
Detail from 'Josefsplatz in Vienna', (2008)
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeDetail from 'Josefsplatz in Vienna', (2008) - Credit: UrLunkwill

    The statue Freud describes is the centrepiece of the Josefplatz square near the Hofburg Palace, residence of Austria's former Emperors and now its President.  It commemorates Austrian ruler and Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II (1741-1790) with a Latin inscription: "For the well-being of his country he lived not long but wholly"


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