The Glag-Bearer, Monument to the Sardinian Army

Vincenzo Vela1857 - 1859

Museo Vincenzo Vela

Museo Vincenzo Vela
Ligornetto, Switzerland

The statue represents a flag-bearer of the Sardinian army while he defends the national flag. Soon after the inauguration of the monument, which had an evident patriotic meaning, the piedmontese armies crossed the Swiss Canton of Ticino to free the Italian region Lombardia from Austria (April 1859).


  • Title: The Glag-Bearer, Monument to the Sardinian Army
  • Creator: Vincenzo Vela
  • Date: 1857 - 1859
  • Physical Dimensions: w200 x h387 x d121.3 cm (Complete)
  • Original name in Italian: L'alfiere. Monumento all'Esercito Sardo
  • Exhibition: Ligornetto, Switzerland
  • Provenance: Swiss Confederation
  • Type: Original Plaster Model
  • Rights: © Museo Vincenzo Vela
  • Medium: Plaster

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