1840Ludwig Schwanthaler

Ludwig Schwanthaler was one of the most popular sculptors at the service of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. Bernhard Schweizer, a master mason from Munich, provided marble for the artist’s Bavarian clients for 20 years.

Ludwig Schwanthaler died in 1848 and Bernhard Schweizer, who had at certain times provided employment for up to 70 workers, began to trade marble on his own.

This sculptor of the Bavarian court, famous master of classicist sculpture in southern Germany introduced the saying "The Carrara is cheese, the Lasa lives”.