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 Antonio Susillo Fernandez

Antonio Susillo Fernandez

Birth
Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Death 20 Dec 1896 (aged 39)
Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
Burial Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain
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Spanish sculptor. He was a pupil of the painter José de la Vega Marrugal and showed an early talent for modelling. In 1883 he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and later with a grant from the Spanish government he went to Rome, where his work was awarded prizes. In 1887 he won a second-class medal at the Exposición Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid with the First Struggle He exhibited a number of works at the Exposición Nacional in 1890: Witches’ Sabbath, Blind Man’s Guide of Tormes and the Kiss of Judas, which won him a second-class medal. His commemorative monuments include two in Seville dedicated to Miguel de Mañara (1889) in the garden in front of the Hospital de la Caridad, and to Diego Velázquez (1892) in the Plaza Duque de la Victoria. His bronze monument to Christopher Columbus, erected in Valladolid in 1905, incorporates figures referring to the discovery of America.He shot himself after the death of his wife. He is buried under his own sculpture, Crucifixion. This, his last work, was nick-named “Cristo de las Mieles” (Christ of the Honey) when after a few weeks of being in the cemetery, visitors noticed how honey streamed out of the chest and mouth of the Christ. This event was classified as miracle until a honeycomb was discovered in the figure’s mouth.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Antonio Susillo Fernandez (18 Apr 1857–20 Dec 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9575763, citing Cementerio de San Fernando, Sevilla, Provincia de Sevilla, Andalucia, Spain ; Maintained by Find A Grave .