Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Modena
Modena (prov.)

Emilia-Romagna

Piazzale Risorgimento

Vittorio Emanuele II

Victor Emmanuel II of Italy

Turin 1820 - Rome 1878
King of Sardinia from 1849 until 17 March 1861, when he assumed the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century; considered, with Garibaldi, Cavour, and Mazzini, as one of Italy's 'fathers of the fatherland'
(Wikipedia)
Giuseppe Gibellini
1890

Modena /  Vittorio Emanuele II   Modena /  Vittorio Emanuele II

Description

Marble statue of King Victor Emmanuel II with an eagle at his feet, with at the front of the base an allegorical statue representing Italy, and at the back a lion.

Modena - Vittorio Emanuele II Modena - Vittorio Emanuele II

Inscription(s)

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VITTORIO EMANUELE II
re eletto

mdcccxlviii – mdccclix
scosso due volte il principato straniero
due volte modena si raccose
sotto il glorioso scudo di savoia
acclamando il principato italiano

ad opera e spesa pubblica
e de generosi cittadini
auspici
il comune e la provincia
mdccclxxxx

onorate il gran re
con lui primo ai cimenti
la patria risurse libera ed una
la gloria della conquista civile
durerà nel suo nome imperitura

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Italy
  • Eagle
  • Gibellini, Giuseppe
  • Italy (allegory)
  • Lion
  • Monarch
  • Statue
  • Victor Emmanuel II (king of Italy)
  • Location N 44°38'34" E 10°55'11"

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