Why was Volz awarded the contract for the tombs?
At the time, Volz was already a famous and experienced sculptor, a master of both stone and bronze. He had also been a professor at the school of the arts in Karlsruhe, the "Academy of Fine Arts," since 1892. For the court of Baden, he had already created two busts of Grand Duchess Luise and Prince Ludwig Wilhelm. Therefore, being tasked with creating a tomb in memory of their beloved son came as no surprise.