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Christopher Columbus

Vincenzo Miserendino
1926

Hartford /  Christopher Columbus

Description

Statue of Columbus the explorer, looking out upon the vast oceans of the New World that he discovered. He holds a sheaf of papers in both hands, and is dressed in a 15th-century costume, with a knee-length garment belted at the waist, stockings, and a coat with a fur collar. At his feet a world globe rests atop a bronze base that is sculpted to show ocean waves cascading down onto the pink granite base below.

Inscription(s)

COLVMBVS

PRESENTED
TO THE CITY OF HARTFORD
BY ITS
ITALIAN-AMERICAN
CITIZENS
DEDICATED
OCTOBER 12, 1926

Signed: V. Miserendino NY

Annotation

The sculpture cost $20,000 and was a gift from the city's fourteen Italian societies. The date October 12, 1926 was not engraved into the base until 1973.

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Locatie (N 41°45'41" - W 72°40'55")

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