Statues - Hither & Thither

Denmark
København
Region Hovedstaden

Dantes Plads
(H.C. Andersens Boulevard)

Dante Alighieri

Florence c. 1265 - Ravenna 1321, major Italian poet of the Middle Ages, partisan of Henry VII in the struggle between Guelphs and Ghibellines
(Wikipedia)
Einar Utzon-Frank & Libero Andreotti
1922-24

København /  Dante Alighieri   København /  Dante Alighieri

Description

Bronze statue of of Dante's beloved Beatrice on a column, at its foot, in the pavement, a bronze relief portrait of Dante.

Inscription(s)

Beneath the bronze relief: DANTES - FLORENTINVS

On the plinth:

resti anche qui il
nome di
dante alighieri
a documento di
civile fratellanza
e ad
ammonimento di
bene per l'umanità
nella intima
concordia tra la
danimarca e l'italia
vittorio emanuele
iii
konge af italien og
christian x
konge af danmark
nedlagde
grundstenen den 21 juni 1922
600 aaret for
dante alighieris
død
lad ogsaa her navnet
dante alighieri
vidne
om broderskab og
mane til fremme af
menneskehedens
vel
som et tegn på den
inderlige
samfølelse mellem
italien og danmark
(Here, too, let the name of Dante Alighieri bear witness to brotherly feelings and encourage the progress of human wellbeing as a sign of the profound understanding between Italy and Denmark)
roma gav søilen
firenze billedet af
sin store søn for at
smykke den plads i
danmarks hovedstad
som bærer
den
guddommelige
digters navn
venner af italien
reiste
mindesmærket
(Rome gave the column, Florence the image of its great son to adorn this square in the capital of Denmark, which bears the name of the divine poet. Friends of Italy erected the monument)

Annotation

The ancient column was a gift from the city of Rome, and a bronze relief with the poet's portrait profile crowned with a wreath of laurels was executed by Libero Andreotti and donated by the City of Florence. The plinth was made to a drawing by Gunnar Biilmann Petersen.

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Tags

Location N 55°40'23" E 12°34'22"

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