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Salamanca
Salamanca

Plaza de Colón

Monumento a Colón

Columbus Monument

Eduardo Barrón

1893

Salamanca /  Monumento a Colón   Salamanca /  Monumento a Colón

Description

Statue of Columbus on a high pedestal. On the front an plaque with inscription (disappeared between 1999 and 2006) below the coat of arms of Salamanca. On the sides of the pedestal are bronze portrait medallions of Queen Isabella I and Diego de Deza.

 

Inscription(s)

Plaque on the front side of the pedestal (in 2006 this plaque had disappeared).
Á
CRISTOBAL COLON
EN EL IV CENTENARIO
DEL
DESCUBRIEMENTO DE AMÉRICA
EL ESTADO LA PROVINCIA
Y EL MUNICIPIO.

The bronze statue is signed at the base: E. Barron and at the other side: federico masriera
funidor, barcelona
.

Annotation

Monument on the Plaza de Colón in memory of Columbus' stay in Salamanca. The statue, which is forcecul and rather plain, and the reliefs, one of them depicting Friar Diego de Deza and the other Isabel la Católica, were crafted by Eduardo Barrón in 1892.

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Sculptor

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Tags

  • Barrón, Eduardo
  • Coat of arms
  • Columbus with globe
  • Columbus, Christopher (pointing)
  • Columbus, Christopher (statue)
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Deza, Diego de
  • Isabella I, Queen
  • Statue
  • Location N 40°57'44" W 5°39'50"

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    Item Code: escl007; Added: 11 May 2006  / Photograph: 11 May 2006

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