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General José Artigas map_it

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Read a history from Parks’HistoricalSigns Project.This text can be found posted within the park.

Location:
6th Avenue and Spring Street
Sculptor:
José Luis Zorrilla de San Martín
Architect:
María Cristina Caquías
Description:
Standing figure (heroic scale), integral plinth, pedestal, plaque in rear
Materials:
Bronze, Uruguayan black and pink granite
Dimensions:
Figure H: 11' W: 3'4" D: 2'10"; pedestal H: 4'6" W: 6'10" D: 6'4"; sculpture weight: 2,640 pounds
Cast:
February 1987
Dedicated:
September 24, 1997
Foundry:
Vignali and Company, 3226 Joaquín Suárez, Montevideo, Uruguay
Donor:
Carlos Páez Vilaro and Banco de La República del Uruguay
Inscription:
On black granite

GEN. JOSE ARTIGAS
1764 - 1850


On pink granite

NATIONAL HERO OF URUGUAY
PROTECTOR DE LOS PUEBLOS LIBRES


On pink granite at back

GIFT FROM THE PEOPLE OF URUGUAY
TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW YORK CITY
JOSE LUIS ZORRILLADE SAN MARTIN, SCULPTOR
MARIA CRISTINA CAOUIAS, ARCHITECT
DEDICATED SEPTEMBER 1997


On plaque

SPECIAL THANKS TO

MINISTERIO DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES DEL URUGUAY
CONSULDADO GENERAL DEL URUGUAY - COMISION 25 DE AGOSTO
BANCO DE LA REPUBLICA ORIENTAL DEL URUGUAY - UTE
A N T E L - ABAL HNOS. S.A. - KRAFT SUCHARD URUGUAY S.A.
EMPRESAS PHILIP MORRIS EN URUGUAY
CITIBANK MONTIVIDEO - FUNDACION BANCO DE BOSTON
ALICO - BANCO SURINVEST S.A. - ESSO STANDARD OIL CO. URUGUAY S.A.
TEXACO URUGUAY S.A. - METZEN Y SENA S.A. - AMERICAN AIRLINES
J. CASTILLO FLYNN - ATTILION MARICHAL - W.Y.B. CALCAGNO - A.YM. CASTEX
C.S.C. Y D. URUGUAY OSSINING - L. Y M. CORTAZZO - A. Y F. GARET
C. GUENDJIAN - R. GUENDJIAN - J.Y R. MELKISSETIAN - J. Y J. MOREIRA
W. Y M. PASCALE - J. Y M. TUR - FUNDACIONPAEZ VILARO
ANCAP --- SEPT. 24, 1997


*Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common orpopular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily theoriginal dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects thedate of installation.
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