Statues - Hither & Thither

United States of America
Richmond
Virginia

Byrd Park

Christopher Columbus

Ferruccio Legnaioli
1927

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Description

Bronze statue of Columbus holding a rolled up map in his right hand. His left hand is raised to his chest. A short pedestal is to his right and a pile of large books is just behind him.

Inscription(s)

COLUMBUS

Signature

F. Legnaioli / 1927

Annotation

The first Columbus statue in the South and the first monument in Richmond that was illuminated at night. Virginians of Italian birth sculpted, erected and financed the statue.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 37°32'46" W 77°28'45"

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