The Lady with an Umbrella

Zoo (Parc de la Ciutadella)

Sculptor: Joan Roig i Solé
Materials: White marble on stone fountain and clothing umbrella

This fountain was designed by the architect Josep Fontseré, / author of the project of urbanization of the Parque de la Ciudadela, / and sculpture at the top is the work of sculptor / Joan Roig i Solé, who modeled in Reus 1884. / there are different versions about the identity of the model / posed for this sculpture: according to Jose Iglesias this is Josepa / Alimbau i Roig Navarro, niece of the sculptor, while / that for the historian Josep Maria Garrut is the figure of Bonaparte / ventura (Ventureta) Ricou i Solé, born in Pobla de Segur / 1868. / in reality, what he has in hand the "Lady umbrella" / is a Antuca (the French "en tout cas"), which was smaller / an umbrella, without an umbrella ornaments and served / both against the rain and the sun.

  • S. Pere, S. Caterina i La Ribera
  • Parc de La Ciutadella


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