Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Guastalla
Reggio nell'Emilia (prov.)

Emilia-Romagna

Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini

Ferrante I Gonzaga domina l'Invidia

The Triumph of Ferrante I Gonzaga over Envy

Mantova 1507 - Brussel 1557
Italian condottiero, a member of the House of Gonzaga and the founder of the branch of the Gonzaga of Guastalla
(Wikipedia)
Leone Leoni
1564

Guastalla /  Ferrante I Gonzaga domina l'Invidia   Guastalla /  Ferrante I Gonzaga domina l'Invidia

Description

Bronze statue of Ferrante I Gonzaga with his foot on the defeated Envy. The statue was commissioned by Ferrante's son Cesare Gonzaga to commemorate Ferrante's governorship of Milan.

Inscription(s)

Ferdinando Gonzagæ
Principi optimo atqve
invictissimo
Siciliæ Proregi Insvbrvm
Gvbernatori
i Italia, Africa Gallia
Giermania Belgio
virtvtibvs æqve ac
victoriis claro
apvd Carolvm V. Cæs
in castris armatvm
imperatorio mvnere
fortiter fvncto
Invidiæ demvm victori
qvod ad amplissimi Viri memoriam
domesticæqve gloriæ exemplar
Cæs Fil paraverat Simvlachrvm
hoc Ferdinandvs Nep
erigendvm et exornandvm
cvravit

hypobasum
temporis inuiria
fatiscentem
solidiorem in formam
aere publico
bestituendam decrev
curatores munic
---------
an mdccclxxxix

vetere stulobata
post annos clxxx
iniuria temporum conlabente
novus a solo excitatus
eique statua aenea
iterum imposta
aere publico
ferdinando i. ii. i
parmæ plac. vastallae duce
pio felici augusto
adnuente
anno mdcclxxiv

anno ii
unitatis italicæ
publicis impensis
stulobates
instauratus

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 44°55'21" E 10°39'14"

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