Sunday, February 2, 2014

Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi

Statue of Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, piazza Guerrazzi, Livorno
The statue of Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi in his namesake square, a work by the Livornese sculptor Lorenzo Gori. The inauguration of the monument took place on 17 May 1885.
Poster of the inauguration of the monument to Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi, Livorno
Here is an image of the original poster of the event, obtained thanks to my colleague Claudio.

External links: Francesco Domenico Guerrazzi (Wikipedia)

9 comments:

Jack said...

The sculptor posed him in an unusual position, didn't he? I read the linked article. Impressive that he was both a writer and a politician.

Randy said...

Nice statue.

Dina said...

The poster is a work of art by itself. The dressed and reading donkey got me to googling what that could mean.

Birdman said...

The two together bring so much more sense to me.

Karl Demetz said...

I like the statue and even more the original poster.

Luis Gomez said...

Great post! Thank you.

cieldequimper said...

The gent had quite a life... The poster is fantastic!

Lois Evensen said...

He appears to be deep in thought. How super to have the original publication about him.

Gunn said...

The poster is a unique find! Fantastic.

Anyway, here we have just heard about flood in Pisa and Rome.... on the TV news.