Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Lucca
Lucca (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza San Michele
(Loggia di Palazzo Pretorio)

Tito Strocchi

Lucca 1846 - 1879
Founder of the Republican Alliance; was with Garibaldi in Monterotondo, Mentana and Dijon; in June 1870 he led a group of Republicans to conquer Rome, but they were all intercepted and arrested.
Francesco Petroni
1913

Lucca /  Tito Strocchi   Lucca /  Tito Strocchi

Description

Monumental commemorative plaque, 2½ x 2½ meters, with a relief-bust of Strocchi on a pedestal with text, flanked by two allegorical male figures, the one on the left in a meditating pose, wrapped in a light drape; and the other wearing a helmet and holding a round shield, decorated with a Gorgonic head, and a sword with the text liberta eguaglianza fratellanza.

Inscription(s)

TITO STROCCHI

nato in lucca da popolani di romagna
anima mazziniana soldato garibaldino

onesta povertà sdegnosa fermezza
dispetto iroso di parte nemiga
gli fecero la vita incerta e raminga
gliela consolo coscienza di dovere compiuto
con la parola con la penna con la spada
in cospetto dell' ideale

promotori – in fascio garibaldino provinciale lucchese
e il circolo tito strocchi
mcmxiii

Signature

fpetroni

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 43°50'33" E 10°30'8"

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Item Code: itto144; Photograph: 16 May 2017
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