Bust of Rossini, Music, Arch - (Rossini) - Florence, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 43° 46.121 E 011° 15.714
32T E 682051 N 4848667
Quick Description: The tomb of Gioachino Rossini is framed by an elaborate arch. An allegorical sculpture of Music stands before the tomb and a bust of Rossini is beneath the apex of the arch. The tomb is located in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 3/29/2022 6:36:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM15Z8K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:

The monumental tomb of Italian composer and lyricist Gioachino Rossini was "modelled by Giuseppe Cassioli, was translated into marble in the workshop of Carlo Niccoli in Carrara and finished in the Regia Officina delle Pietre Dure in Florence under the direction of Edoardo Marchionni." Link. The tomb is inscribed GIOACHINO ROSSINI.

Standing in front of the tomb is the sculpture Music represented by an allegorical female figure wearing a long gown that trails behind her at the base of the arch. The figure is looking up at the tomb with her hands folded by her left cheek. Above the tomb is a medallion with a bust of Rossini against a gold mosaic background. Rossini is depicted looking up. He is wearing a jacket, cloak, a shirt with an upright collar and a necktie.

Below the arch are three shields inscribed PESARO - FRIENZE - PARIS with: the date he was born (February 29, 1792) - the date he arrived in Florence (May 3, 1887)- the date he died in Paris (June 23, 1902) respectively.

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