Equestrian statue of King Carlos IV of Spain, by sculptor and architect Manuel Tolsa
The statue, nicknamed 'El Caballito' (The Pony), or, less affectionately, 'El Caballito de Troya' (The Trojan Pony), was originally unveiled in 1803 in the Plaza Mayor, before being moved in 1822 to the old University and again, in 1852, to the site depicted in the photo, near the Paseo de la Reforma, before finally being sited on Calle de Tacuba, in the Alameda district. Reputedly the first bronze statue to be cast in the Western Hemisphere and still one of the largest.
Sepia Photograph, 7.25" x 4.5". Women in serapes outside statue enclosure, with unidentified buildings in background.
Related Work(s)Forms part of a bound album of Photographic images of views of Mexico, Mexico City, Cholula pyramid, urban street scenes, rural landscapes, Chapultepec exteriors and interiors, Paseo de la Reforma, other churches, and bridges. Undated, but possibly circa 1890s.
Finding Aid available at http://archives.library.rice.edu/repositories/2/resources/1008
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