Monday, March 25, 2013

Lion of Saint Mark in Chains

Lion of Saint Mark in chains, Monument to Victor Emmanuel II by Ettore Ferrari, Riva degli Schiavoni, Venezia
The Lion of Saint Mark in chains after the defeat in the 1848–49 Revolution
Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II by Ettore Ferrari, 1887
Riva degli Schiavoni, Castello
Venice, September 2012

See also: Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II

“During the 1848 First Italian War of Independence, Venetia rose against the central Austrian government, forming the Republic of San Marco, which lasted 17 months. It asked to be annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia to form an Italian confederation against Austria, then using the Italian tricolour in its flag, but, after the other Italian states left the war (May 1848) and Sardinia surrendered (August 1848, then March 1849), Venetia stood alone. It surrendered on 24 August 1849, when the Siege of Venice ended.”
(Austrian Era, Venetia, Wikipedia)

3 comments:

crocrodyl said...

Touching!

Dina said...

Oh no, in chains?? Seeing my lion friend like this is sad.

cieldequimper said...

The symbol of chains is always so strong...