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Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I

Victor Emmanuel II and Umberto I, kings of Italy

Victor Emmanuel II
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)
Umberto I,
(Torino 1844 - Monza 1900)
King of Italy, 1878-1900
Vincenzo Rossignoli
Gusmano Vignali (Firenze)
1906

Città di Castello /  Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I   Città di Castello /  Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I

Description

Bronze statue of King Victor Emmanuel II, with on the pedestal a relief of his son, King Umberto I, and two reliefs with episodes of Umberto's life, and on the back the coat of arms of Città di Castello.

Città di Castello - Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I

Umberto I

Città di Castello - Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I

Villa Franca 24 Giugno 1866
Umberto I commanded the XVI Division at the Villafranca battle in 1866. The allegorical relief shows a winged warrior with shield and sword, with his foot in a dead enemy, and a roaring lion. In the background a portrait of the young Umberto.

Città di Castello - Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I

Coat of arms of Città di Castello

Città di Castello - Vittorio Emanuele II e Umberto I

colonia agricola di ostia
A seated goddess gives something to a young farmer, in the background Roman ruins.

Inscription(s)

A VITTORIO EMANUELE II
A UMBERTO I
che da la guerra magnanima suscitavano la pace feconda
nelle terre d'ITALIA
gettando i semi dell'AVVENIRE
I TIFERNATI
20 settembre 1907

auspice l'associazione
liberale democratica

Signature

(Statue and Villafranca relief) Rossignoli
(Ostia relief) Vignali di Firenze

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Farmer
  • Lion
  • Monarch
  • Rossignoli, Vincenzo
  • Statue
  • Umberto I (king of Italy)
  • Victor Emmanuel II (king of Italy)
  • Vignali (Firenze), Gusmano
  • Warrior
  • Location (N 43°27'23" - E 12°14'12")

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