Bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting on a rock, elbow on knee and with his hand supporting his chin, contemplating, the other hand outstretched on another rock, holding an unrolling scroll or map. Described at the unveiling of the statue in 2002, by the Portuguese President, 'It shows the Prince facing the sea, visualising the unknown world and bringing far-off lands within distance'. It is a cast of a statue in Vila Franca do Campo on São Miguel Island, erected in 1932 to commemorate the quincentenary of the arrival of the Portuguese to the Azores
1394 - 1460
Unveiled 12 February 2002 by Jorge Sampaio, the President of Portugal.
- José Simões de Almeida (sobrinho) [nephew] (Figueiró dos Vinhos 1880 - Lisboa 1950),
Portuguese sculptor (for his eponymous uncle, see 'tio')
Sources & Information
Locatie (N 51°29'57" - W 0°9'17") (Satellite view: Google Maps)
Item Code: gblo068; Photograph: 4 August 2014
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