Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Lisboa
(Fr. de Santa Maria Maior)
Lisboa (distrito)

Lisboa (região)

Praça Dom Pedro IV

Coluna de Dom Pedro IV

Column of Peter IV of Portugal

Queluz, Portugal 1798 - Queluz 1834
founder and first ruler of the Empire of Brazil, 1822-1831; King of Portugal (March-May 1826)
(Wikipedia)
Élias Robert
1870

Lisboa /  Coluna de Dom Pedro IV   Lisboa /  Coluna de Dom Pedro IV

Description

Bronze statue on top of a 23 meters (c. 75 ft) Corinthian order column, depicting King Peter IV of Portugal, who was also the first Emperor of Brazil, as Peter I, in a general's uniform and royal cloak, his head crowned in laurels, and holding the Constitutional Charter of 1826 ("carta constitucional 1826") in his right hand.

At the base of the column are reliefs of four Angels of Destiny.

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On the corners of the square base there are the four female allegorical figures of Justice, Prudence, Strength, and Temperance, qualities attributed to the King.

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Fortaleza / Strength
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Justiça / Justice
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Temperança / Temperance
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Prudêntia / Prudence

The four faces of the base show 16 coats-of-arms of the Portuguese provinces. The coat of arms of Portugal is in the capital of the column.

Lisboa - Coluna de Dom Pedro IV

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Unknown
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Angra do Heroismo
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Porto
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Lisboa
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Macao
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Faro
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Coimbra
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Moçambique
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Unknown
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Braga
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Évora
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Goa
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Luanda
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Unknown
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Unknown
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Funchal

Inscription(s)

a d. pedro iv
os portuguezes
1870

nasceu
em 12 d' outubro
de 1798

outorgou
a carta constitucional
em 29 d' abril de 1826

falleceu
em 24 de setembro
de 1834

To Dom Pedro IV
The Portugueses
1870

Born
on 12 October
1798

Granted
the Constitutional Charter
on 29 April 1826

Died
in 12 September
1834

Signature

Gabriel Davioud / architecto
Elias Robert / estatuario

germano josé de salles canteiro
constructor da parte architectonica

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Angel
  • Coat of arms
  • Justice (Justitia)
  • Monarch
  • Pedro I/IV (emperor of Brazil - king of Portugal)
  • Prudentia
  • Robert, Élias
  • Statue on column
  • Statue
  • Strength (Fortitudo)
  • Temperantia
  • Location (N 38°42'49" - W 9°8'21")

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