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Title Artist Date

 Giuseppe Verdi (replica)

Antonio Ugo (Sculptor), A. Decianno (Sculptor), Henry Schmitt (Designer; Base), Fonda Art (Carver; Inscription)

Executed 1905, Dedicated 9/2/1907



Medium Category

Bronze Bust on Engraved Smooth Grey Granite Base



Unit Measure Object Height Object Width Object Depth Object Diameter
Feet 3 2.5 1.5 N/A
Unit Measure Base Height Base Width Base Depth Base Diameter
Feet 10 5 5 N/A


This bust sits atop a tall granite base that is engraved with a harp and the name "Verdi." The inscription engraved on the lower half of the base reads: "Erected 1907 by the Italians of Buffalo, moved and rededicated Dec. 28, 1977 by the Federation of Italian American Societies of W.N.Y."


Biographical Info.

This bust was presented to the City of Buffalo by its Italian-American residents in memory of the famous Italian composer. The bust was recast from an original formally installed at this location. The original bust is now located in Forest Lawn Cemetery atop a new base. 


Location History

Location Purpose Date Verified Current Record
Porter Ave., near Symphony Circle and Kleinhans Music Hall Display December 2003 Yes

Conservation/Preservation History

Treatment Performed by Date Completed Previous Object Condition New Object Condition Previous Base Condition New Base Condition Current Record
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. August 2002 Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Yes
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 2000 Fair Very Good Good Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. July
Good Very Good Fair Good No
Russell-Marti Conservation Services Inc. September 1997 Good Very Good Good Good No
Roman Bronze Works
1994 Very Poor Excellent Good Good No

Condition Survey History

Surveyed By Purpose Date Completed Object Condition Base Condition Current Record
University at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Save Outdoor Sculpture Inventory and Condition Survey July 1992 Very Poor Good No