Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Firenze
Firenze (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza Vittorio Veneto

Vittorio Emanuele II

Victor Emmanuel II of Italy

Turin 1820 - Rome 1878
King of Sardinia from 1849 until 17 March 1861, when he assumed the title King of Italy to become the first king of a united Italy since the 6th century; considered, with Garibaldi, Cavour, and Mazzini, as one of Italy's 'fathers of the fatherland'
(Wikipedia)
Emilio Zocchi
1890

Firenze /  Vittorio Emanuele II   Firenze /  Vittorio Emanuele II

Description

Bronze equestrial statue.
On the sides of the pedestal are reliefs, on the front text and on the back the coat of arms of Victor Emanuel II:

Firenze - Vittorio Emanuele II
Vittorio Emanuele II receiving the Plebiscite from the Deputazione Toscana for the annexation to the Kingdom of Italy

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Coat of arms of Vittorio Emanuele II.

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The crowd greeting Vittorio Emanuele II when he was leaving the city for Rome.

Inscription(s)

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VITTORIO EMANUELE II
la città e la provincia
di
firenze
il xx settembre mdcccxc

Annotation

Inaugurated in 1890 at the Piazza della Repubblica and in 1932 moved to the present location.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Locatie (N 43°46'35" - E 11°14'5")

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