Bolívar in winter

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February 3, 2018 by AK

The in fall of 2016, I wrote about the foundation stone for an equestrian statue of Simón Bolívar in the South-West of Moscow, unveiled by Hugo Chávez himself in October 2010.

It was supposed to be a copy of Adamo Tadolini‘s monument to the Liberator as seen in Carácas and elsewhere. The first bronze cast of the statue was first installed in Lima (1859), and later in Carácas (1875) and San Francisco (1984). The Treccani encyclopedia names Tadolini’s son Scipione as a co-author of the Lima statue.

More than seven years after the stone was installed in Moscow, there are no signs of further activity on the site. One is left to imagine how the mighty horseman would look against this wintry backdrop.


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