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Italy
Firenze
Firenze (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza dell'Indipendenza

Bettino Ricasoli

Firenze/Florence 1809 - Brolio Castle 1880
Italian statesman; Mayor of Florence, 1847-48, Prime Minister of Italy, 1861-62 and 1866-67
(Wikipedia)
Augusto Rivalta
Fratelli Galli Fusero (Firenze)
1897

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Description

Bronze statue of Bettino Ricasoli presenting to King Vittorio Emanuele the plebiscite of Tuscany for admission to the Kingdom.

On the pedestal are two bronze reliefs:

Firenze - Bettino Ricasoli
Bettino Ricasoli presenting to Vittorio Emanuele II the results of the plebiscite.

Firenze - Bettino Ricasoli
Vittorio Emanuele II visiting the Castle of Brolio, owned by the Ricasoli, in 1863.

Inscription(s)

A
BETTINO RICASOLI
M.DCCCXCVII

Signature

A. RIVALTA fece 1897
F. GALLI fusero 1897

Annotation

Inaugurated together with the statue of Ubaldino Peruzzi on 27 April 1898 - the 39th anniversary of the departure in 1859 of the last Grand Duke of Tuscany.

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Location (N 43°46'49" - E 11°15'15")

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