Bronze statue of Columbus wearing the costume of his time and has long hair. He holds a globe in his right hand and the end of an anchor in his left hand.
discoverer of america
october 12 1492
erected by the
italian colony of newport
october 12 1953
When I saw this statue of Columbus in Newport, R.I., in the Summer of 1998, the idea for the Columbus Monuments Website was born. I was so surprised to see a Columbus statue in Rhode Island, that I took a photo. Later on the same trip I photographed another one in Boston. Then the idea rested for two years, until I found in Spain several tributaties to Columbus.
In October 2001 I visited Newport again and took a new photo with a better camera.
- Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Sources & Information
- NIAF, Tributes to Christopher Columbus in the United States.
- Smithsonian American Art Museum, SIRIS (Smithsonian Institution Research Information system).
Location (N 41°29'1" - W 71°18'29")
Item Code: usri03; Photograph: 21 October 2001
Of each statue we made photos from various angles and also detail photos of the various texts.
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