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  • Desconsol II, Llimona (1)
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Desconsol

Artist:

Josep Llimona

Location:

 

Neighborhood:

Back Bay

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

1986

Medium:

Marble

Collection:

Funders:

Gift of the City of Barcelona

Description:

Desconsol (Spanish for “Sorrow,” or “The Inconsolable”) represents a female figure bowed down by grief. The sculpture is famous in Barcelona, where a replica was thought to be an appropriate signature gift for Barcelona’s Sister City, Boston. The Carrara marble replica was dedicated in 1986, during a visit to Boston by the mayor of Barcelona. The original sculpture, made in 1911, is the work of the Catalan sculptor, Josep Llimona.

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