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Manfredo Fanti, Carpi, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ievghenii
N 44° 47.169 E 010° 52.879
32T E 648826 N 4960916
Quick Description: Equestrian staue of Manfredo Fanti in Carpi, near Modena, Italy
Location: Italy
Date Posted: 12/1/2014 3:36:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0BJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Manfredo Fanti (1806-1855), commander-in-chief of the Savoy army, has been a protagonist of Italian unification. His hometown Carpi, near Modena, devoted him this bronze monument made by sculptor Cesare Zocchi (1851-1922). The basement is of pink granite of Baveno (a place near the lake Maggiore), the bronze was melted by foundry Galli of Florence. On the front side of the basement the following bronze inscription is posed:
Begun in 1882/ Dedicated / in / 1903.
Beneath, an oak and laurel bronze wreath carries this inscription:
His Son Camillo / and the wife of him
On the back side there is this bronze inscription:
To the general / Manfredo Fanti / Italy / with patronage of Municipality.
On the wide sides two bronze reliefs, one with the storming of Perugia by Fanti and the other with Fanti in the Parliament as Minister of war.
Statue and basement are well equilibrated, with wide areas where the light slips.
Identity of Rider: Manfredo Fanti

Name of artist: Cesare Zocchi

Date of Dedication: August 30th, 1903

Material: Bronze

Position: One Hoof Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

Unusual Features: Not listed

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