Bronze equestrial statue on a stone pedestal, with on the sides bronze reliefs.
presa de Castillejos - the conquest of Los Castillejos.
la retirada de Mèxic - the withdrawal from Mexico
JUAN PRIM PRATS
During the Civil War of 1936-39 the statue was destroyed. After the original model in plaster a new copy was made in 1948 by Frederic Marès.
A relief showing this monument is on the Monument a Rius i Taulet in Barcelona.
- Frederic Marès i Deulovol (Portbou 1893 - Barcelona 1991),
- Lluís Puiggener i Fernández (Barcelona 1851 - Barcelona 1918),
Sources & Information
- Pobles de Catalunya, Barcelonès.
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Location (N 41°23'11" - E 2°11'12")
Item Code: escy031; Photograph: 5 September 2011
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