Young Columbus (1872)

Young Columbus (1872)

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Author/ School/ Dating:

Giulio Monteverde (Bistagno, 1837 - Roma, 1917)

Technique and Dimensions:


The nineteenth-century sculpture depicts a young Cristopher Columbus sitting on the bollard of a port, absorbed in thought.

Other examples of the same statue can be found in Saint Petersburg, Boston, San Francisco, and Vancouver. Given that all copies of the statue, sculpted around 1870, have identical eyes, and that the Castle's construction began approximately fifteen years later, we might imagine that the loggia was designed already with the work in mind, so that Columbus' gaze would be turned towards San Salvador.