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Annita Garibaldi

Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro di Garibaldi, best known as Anita Garibaldi
Morrinhos, Santa Catarina, 1835 - Mandriole di Ravenna 1849
Brazilian wife and comrade-in-arms of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. She is a symbol of Brazilian republicanism and recognized as a national heroine after the fall of the Brazilian Empire
(Wikipedia)
Lorenzo Petrucci
1913

Belo Horizonte /  Annita Garibaldi   Belo Horizonte /  Annita Garibaldi

Description

Bronze bust.

On the pedestal is a bronze relief annita na passagem do rio canoas.
On 15 November 1839, Anita was arrested, but managed to flee by swimming across the Canoas River, holding only in the mane of her horse.

Inscription(s)

A Heroina Brazileira
annita. r. garibaldi

Signature

(bust and relief) L. Petrucci

Annotation

Several websites mention as sculptor João Bassi, the signature is however clearly L. Petrucci.

Sculptor

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Locatie (S 19°55'18" - W 43°56'6")

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