Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Lucca
Lucca (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza del Giglio

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Nice 1807 - Caprera 1882
Italian general, politician and nationalist who played a large role in the history of Italy; considered, with Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II, and Mazzini, as one of Italy's 'fathers of the fatherland'
(Wikipedia)
Urbano Lucchesi
Cavina (Firenze)
1889

Lucca /  Giuseppe Garibaldi   Lucca /  Giuseppe Garibaldi

Description

Marble statue of Garibaldi, "in the act of stepping onto Roman soil and, bareheaded, rendering homage to that land of heroes". On the pedestal are bronze reliefs:

Lucca - Giuseppe Garibaldi
The Landing near Marsala, Sicily, 11 May 1860

Lucca - Giuseppe Garibaldi
The Battle of Calatafimi, 15 May 1860

Inscription(s)

A
GIVSEPPE GARIBALDI
il popolo lucchese

promotori
i reduci dalle patrie battaglie
22 settembre 1889

Signature

(reliefs) lucchesi
r. cavina fuse in firenze resp. R.C.F.

Lucca - Giuseppe Garibaldi

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 43°50'27" E 10°30'11"

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