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Monument a Rius i Taulet

Monument for Rius i Taulet

Francesc de Paula Rius i Taulet
Barcelona 1833 - Olèrdola 1889
Mayor of Barcelona during the Exposition of 1888
(Wikipedia)
Manuel Fuxà
1897-1901

Barcelona /  Monument a Rius i Taulet   Barcelona /  Monument a Rius i Taulet

Description

Stone obelisk with a bronze bust of Rius, on a large stone pedestal. On the pedestal, flanking the bust, stand statues of a worker (man with a hammer) and the city of Barcelona (a crowned female figure) paying tribute to Rius and a putto symbolizing Art (with lyra, sculpted bust and architectural element). On the back of the obelisk is a bronze allegorical winged figure with torch (Fame), and a putto symbolizing Science (with book, globe, battery and a chemical instrument), watched by another putto symbolizing Industry (with the winged hat of Hermes).
On the corners of the pedestal are bronze reliefs of:


worker

city of Barcelona

Science

Fame

Industry

Statue of Güell

Arc de Triomf

equestrian statue of Joan Prim i Prats

Monumento a Colón

Inscription(s)

A
RIUS
Y
TAULET
siendo alcalde
de barcelona
alcanzó
para la ciudad
prosperidad y renombre
realizò en españa
la primera
exposicion universal
celebrada en barcelona
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con illustrada iniciativa
y actividad incansable
protegió la industria
y enalteció
las ciencias y las artes

Annotation

The architect was Pere Falqués Urpí.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Barcelona (allegory)
  • Bust
  • Fame
  • Fuxà, Manuel
  • Industry
  • Mayor
  • Rius i Taulet, Francesc de Paula
  • Science (allegorical figure)
  • Worker
  • Location N 41°23'20" E 2°10'59"

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