Don Quijote and Sancho Panza

COULLAUT - VALERA, Lorenzo (Sevilla, Marchena 1876 – Madrid 1932)

Figures of Don Quijote on horseback and Sancho Panza riding a donkey.

  • Artist: COULLAUT - VALERA, Lorenzo (Sevilla, Marchena 1876 – Madrid 1932)
  • Material: Bronze
  • Measurements: 157 x 50 x 130 cm (Quijote figure) // 104 x 49 x 100 (Sancho figure) // 53 x 120 x 211 cm (base)
  • Signed: Yes, on the base of Don Quijote: Lorenzo Collaut Valera
  • Dated: 1929
  • Period: 1929
  • Location: City Centre (Alderdi Eder, Plaza Cervantes)

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The artist is the father of the sculptor of the Monument to the Sacred Heart on Mount Urgull. This piece is the model with which the artist won the National Competition in 1915 to erect the Monument to Cervantes in Plaza de España in Madrid, which was unveiled on 12th October 1929. The company Eguisa was “invited” by the City Council of Donostia - San Sebastián to place a sculpture in the new Plaza Cervantes, following the urbanisation work carried out there. The chosen project was this sculptural ensemble, which provoked protest from a group of artists who were of the opinion that it was an outdated work. On 4th July 1973, the car park was formally opened, and the statue in the Plaza de Cervantes was unveiled.