Statues - Hither & Thither

Spain
Barcelona
Barcelona

Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes / Rambla de Catalunya

Joan Güell i Ferrer

Torredembarra 1800 - Barcelona 1872
textile manufacturer who made his fortune in Santo Domingo
Rossend Nobas & Frederic Marés
1888

Barcelona /  Joan Güell i Ferrer   Barcelona /  Joan Güell i Ferrer

Description

Stone statue on a high pedestal with reliefs:


Trade

Industry

Agriculture

Inscription(s)

coat of arms of Barcelona

BARCELONA
A
GVELL Y FERRER

Annotation

The original monument from 1888 included a bronze statue, by Rossend Nobas, on a richly decorated pedestal with allegorical statues by Torquat Tasso, Eduard Alentorn, Maximí Sala and Pere Pagès. In 1936 the monument was destroyed. The sculptor Frederic Marès made an almost identical statue of stone, but the pedestal was made much more simple.

A relief showing the original monument is on the Monument a Rius i Taulet in Barcelona.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Businessman
  • Caduceus
  • Güell i Ferrer, Joan
  • Industry
  • Marés, Frederic
  • Nobas, Rossend
  • Spinning wheel
  • Statue
  • Trade (allegorical figure)
  • Woman with grapes
  • Location N 41°23'19" E 2°10'2"

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