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United States of America
Washington
District of Columbia

Constitution Avenue and 17th Street
(Organization of American States Building)

Queen Isabella

José Luis Sanchez
1966

Washington /  Queen Isabella   Washington /  Queen Isabella

Description

Bronze statue of Queen Isabella of Spain

Inscription(s)

On the pedestal:
Ysabel I La Catolica
Reina de Castilla
de Aragon
de las islas
y tierra firme
del Mar Oceano.

Metal tablet:

THIS IS THE STATUE OF
QUEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN AND THE AMERICAS
WHO SENT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS TO DISCOVER THE NEW WORLD.
DONATED BY SPAIN TO
THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES.
APRIL 14, 1966
DAY OF THE AMERICAS

Annotation

The statue stands on the square in front of the building of the Organization of American States. It was presented by the Institute of Hispanic Culture of Madrid and dedicated on the 475th anniversary of Columbus first sighting of the New World, April 14, 1966 (old calendar) (Goode, The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., pp. 444-445).

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Location (N 38°53'34" - W 77°2'22")

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Item Code: usdc09; Added: 14 October 2000  / Photograph: 14 October 2000

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