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Sculptor:
Felici, Dino  Search this
Designer:
Gatti, Aldo W.  Search this
Fabricator:
Worcester Monumental Works  Search this
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher  Search this
Fusaro, Esther  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: Carrara marble; Base: granite
Culture:
Italian  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Worcester Parks, Recreation, and Cemetery Department 125 Green Hill Parkway Worcester Massachusetts 01605
Located Washington Square Worcester Massachusetts
Date:
1978. Dedicated April 29, 1979
Notes:
Beall, Pamela E., "Artworks in Our Parks: An Inventory of Public Memorials," Worcester, MA: City of Worcester, 1986.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1994.
Image on file.
Beall, Pamela E., "Artworks in Our Parks: An Inventory of Public Memorials," Worcester, MA: City of Worcester, 1986, pg. 22.
Dino Felici (On front of sculpture's marble base:) CRISTOFORO COLOMBO (On front of granite base, left side:) NOT EVEN THE MOUNTAINOUS WAVES OF THE MIGHT ATLANTIC COULD HALT THE PROGRESS OF THE NINA, PINTA, AND SANTA MARIA UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF THE GREAT NAVIGATOR INSPIRED BY THE LORD TO GO FORTH, SEARCH FOR AND FIND THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (On front of granite base, right side:) DONATED BY ATTORNEY NUNZIATO FUSARO IN MEMORY OF HIS BELOVED WIFE. (On back of base:) TO HONOR THE NAVIGATOR, EXPLORER, APOSTLE AND DISCOVERER OF AMERICA, THIS STATUE IS ERECTED ON BEHALF OF THE ITALIAN COMMUNITY IN WORCESTER signed
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Summary:
A standing portrait of Christopher Columbus dressed in a short robe and cloak. He holds a compass in his proper right hand and a scrolled map in his proper left hand. A cross hangs from a chain around his neck. He stands on a rectangular granite base engraved with an image of the Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria. Below the engraving of the three ships is a relief portrait of Esther Fusaro, wife of Worcester attorney Nunziato Fusaro, the donor of the sculpture. An anchor is engraved at each end of the base. The sculpture is encircled by a sidewalk lined with eighteen benches.
Topic:
Portrait male--Full length  Search this
Occupation--Other--Explorer  Search this
Occupation--Transportation--Navigator  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Portrait female--Head  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Nina  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Pinta  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Santa Maria  Search this
Architecture--Boat--Detail  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87630009
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_295666