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Calle José Murphy 12
(Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes)

Diez Tinerfeños ilustres

Ten Illustrious Tenerifans

Guzman Compañ Zamorano & Eduardo Tarquis
1935

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Description

In the façade of the Municipal Museum are placed then busts on pedestals in the bays between the pilasters: seven face the Calle José Murphy and three the Calle Ruiz de Padrón.

Calle José Murphy
sculpted by Eduardo Tarquis and placed in 1935.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
viera y
clavijo

José Viera y Clavijo
(Los Realejos, Tenerife, 1731 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1813)
Spanish ecclesiastic, historian, botanist, ethnographer, and professor, best known for his exhaustive History of the Canary Islands (Historia de Canarias) (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
angel
guimera

Ángel Guimerà i Jorge
(Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1845 - Barcelona 1924)
Catalan writer (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
bethencourt
molina

Agustín de Betancourt y Molina
(Puerto de la Cruz 1758 - St. Petersburg 1824)
Spanish engineer, who worked in Spain, France and Russia; supervised planning and construction in Saint Petersburg, Kronstadt, Nizhny Novgorod and other Russian cities
(Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
villalba
hervas

Miguel Villalba Hervás
(La Orotava 1837 - Madrid 1899)
Spanish politician, lawyer, journalist, historian and Mason (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
antonio
di viana

Antonio de Viana
(La Laguna 1578 - c. 1650)
Spanish historian, doctor and poet (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
juan
de iriarte

Juan de Iriarte y Cisneros
(La Orotava [Puerto de la Cruz] 1702 - Madrid 1771)
Spanish Hellenist, Latinist, bibliographer, lexicographer and poet (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
teobaldo
power

Teobaldo Power y Lugo-Viña
(Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1848 - Madrid 1884)
Spanish composer, music pedagogue, organist and pianist (Wikipedia).

Calle Ruiz de Padrón
sculpted by Compañ (according to his biography on Gestor he sculpted all the busts).

Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
nicolas
estévanez

Nicolás Estévanez Murphy
(Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 1838 - Paris 1914)
Spanish poet, soldier and politician, represented Santa Cruz in parliament (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
tomas de
iriarte

Tomás de Iriarte y Nieves Ravelo
(Puerto de la Cruz 1750 - Madrid 1791)
Spanish fable writer, translator, playwright and poet of the Enlightenment and Neoclassicism (Wikipedia).
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
valentin
sanz

Valentín Sanz Carta
(Santa Cruz de Tenerife 1849 - New York 1898)
Spanish painter (Biography).

The entrance is flanked by symbols of sculpture and painting

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Sculpture
Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Diez Tinerfeños ilustres
Painting

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Composer
  • Engineer
  • Estévanez Murphy, Nicolás
  • Guimerà y Jorge, Àngel
  • Historian
  • Iriarte y Cisneros, Juan de
  • Iriarte y Nieves Ravelo, Tomás de
  • Painter
  • Painting (art)
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Power y Lugo-Viña, Teobaldo
  • Sanz Carta, Valentín
  • Sculpture (allegory)
  • Tarquis, Eduardo
  • Viana, Antonio de
  • Viera y Clavijo, José de
  • Villalba Hervás, Miguel
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 28°28'6" - W 16°14'59")

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