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Giuseppe Verdi Statue 1913, Artist: Orazio Grossoni, Bronze on Granite, Text On Pedestal: Gabriele d'Annunzio, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

In A Glade
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The bust of Giuseppe Verdi rested atop a pedestal in a glade just west of the museums on the Academy Of Sciences side. The bust was gold, and the statue wrapping the base was weathered bronze.


Giuseppe Verdi external link Sculpture external link   •  Artist: Orazio Grossoni external link   •  Bronze external link on Granite external link   •  Text On Pedestal: Gabriele d'Annunzio external link   •  Golden Gate Park external link   •  San Francisco external link California external link   •  Nikon D300S Camera external link AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 Nikon Lens external link   •  (Date Photographed: 09:35:01 Wednesday 3 August 2022)   •  (Date Published: Friday 14 October 2022)   •  © 2022 Bryan Costales external link Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C22_1401
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His Name
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The surname of Verdi was written in gold letters just below his gold bust.


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The Plaque
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A plaque was located on the base of the pedestal. It read:

Erected by the Italian Colony
Through the initiative of the
Daily L'Italia
And Donated to the city of San Francisco
March MDCDXIV


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The Base
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The base of the pedestal was also covered in a statue. Cherubs worked to arrange a fabric, while a naked man with an hourglass in one hand, held up a wreath with his other hand.


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The Bust
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The bust of Giuseppe Verdi was made of bronze covered in gold paint or foil. The gold color almost made him glow.


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An Overview
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An overview photograph of the entire statue. Marble steps led up from a concrete base. A bronze statue partly wrapped the base. And the entire thing was topped with a gold bust of Giuseppe Verdi.


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