Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Vila Franco do Campo
(Fr. de São Miguel)
São Miguel (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Largo do Municipio

Gonçalo Vaz Botelho

c. 1420 - Vila Franco do Campo 14??
one of the men of the group led by Gonçalo Velho Cabral, the first settlers of the Azores Eastern Group
and his descendant
Nuno Gonçalves Botelho Arruda Coutinho de Gusmão
(1813-1879), benefactor of Vila Franco do Campo
(Wikipedia)
Canto da Maya & Arthur Dupon
1954

Vila Franco do Campo /  Gonçalo Vaz Botelho   Vila Franco do Campo /  Gonçalo Vaz Botelho

Description

Bronze statue of Gonçalo Vaz Botelho in armour, holding a town model with church in his left hand and with his right hand resting on a shield. On the front of the pedestal is a bronze plaque with portrait of his descendant Nuno Gonçalves Botelho.

Vila Franco do Campo - Gonçalo Vaz Botelho

Inscription(s)

GONÇALO VAZ BOTELHO
o grande
Fundador de Vila Franca do Campo
1444

GONÇALO VAZ BOTELHO
The Great
Founder of Vila Franca do Campo
1444

On the plaque:

NUNO GONÇALVES BOTELHO
1813 - 1879
14º morgado de na sa da vida
12º neto por varonia de gonçalo vaz botelho
1º visconde do botelho
grande bemfeitor
de
VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO

NUNO GONÇALVES BOTELHO
1813 - 1879
14th majorat of Our Lady of Life
12th grandchild in the male line of Gonçalo Vaz Botelho
1st Viscount of Botelho
great benefactor
of
VILA FRANCA DO CAMPO

Signature

(portrait medaillon) Arthur Dupon

Vila Franco do Campo - Gonçalo Vaz Botelho

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Portugal
  • Botelho, Gonçalo Vaz
  • Botelho, Nuno Gonçalves
  • Commemorative plaque (Azores)
  • Dupon, Arthur
  • Maya, Canto da
  • Philanthropist
  • Settler
  • Statue
  • Location (N 37°42'54" - W 25°26'9")

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