Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Praia da Vitória
(Fr. de Santa Cruz)
Terceira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Rua de Jesus
(Jardim Municipal)

João Silvestre Ribeiro

Idanha-a-Nova 1807 - Lisboa 1891
Portuguese statesman and historian; he had the town of Praia da Vitória rebuilt after the earthquake of 15 June 1841
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
1879

Praia da Vitória /  João Silvestre Ribeiro   Praia da Vitória /  João Silvestre Ribeiro

Description

Marble statue on a column. On the column are two reliefs, the first showing a queen writing Ribeiro's name in the book of History, and the second allegorical representations of Fame and Time. It has a triangular base with text. On the base sit three goshawks with spread wings.

Praia da Vitória - João Silvestre Ribeiro Praia da Vitória - João Silvestre Ribeiro Praia da Vitória - João Silvestre Ribeiro
Praia da Vitória - João Silvestre Ribeiro

Inscription(s)

A
JOZE SILVESTRE RIBEIRO
antigo governador civil
do districto d'angra do heroismo
vogal do supremo tribunal
administrativo
e
ministro d'estado honorario
a
ilha terceira
em
testemunho de eterna gratidão
1877

15 de junho de 1841
queda e destruição
da villa da praia da victoria

1842-1844
reedificação
da villa da praia da victoria

To
JOZE SILVESTRE RIBEIRO
Former civil governor
of the District of Angra do Heroísmo
Member of the Supreme Administrative
Court and Honorary
Minister of State
The
Island of Terceira
as a
testimony of eternal gratitude
1877

15 June 1841
Fall and Destruction
of the town of Praia da Vitória

1842-1844
Rebuilding
of the town of Praia da Vitória

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Fame
  • Goshawk
  • Historian
  • History (allegory)
  • Politician
  • Ribeiro, João Silvestre
  • Statue on column
  • Statue
  • Time (allegory)
  • Location N 38°43'50" W 27°3'48"

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