Bronze bust. The first non-British public sculpture dedicated to the poet, whose corpse was found nearby the Viareggio beach about ten days after he had drowned off the coast of Livorno while sailing back to Lerici.
The bust was removed to be molten in 1943, it was however saved by Veturio Paolini from Nazi destruction during the Second World War.
a P.B. SHELLEY
cuor de cuori
annegato in questo mare
arso in questo lido
lungo il quale
meditava al prometo liberato
una pagina postrema
in cui ogni generazione
le lotte le lacrime la redenzione
MONUMENTO A P.B. SHELLEY
Inaugurata nel 1894,
smantellato dai nazi-fasciti nel 1943,
rimontato nel dopoguerra mancante di un componente,
così ripristinato nella sua struttura originale
il 6 maggio 2017
MONUMENT TO P.B. SHELLY
Inaugurated in 1894,
Dismantled by the Nazi-fascists in 1943,
Re-mounted in the postwar period with a component missing,
Thus restored to its original structure
6 May 2017
- Urbano Lucchesi (Lucca 1844 - Firenze/Florence 1906),
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 43°52'4" - E 10°14'43")
Item Code: itto186; Photograph: 16 May 2017
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