SOLA, Antonio
(b. 1787, Barcelona, d. 1861, Roma)

Daoíz and Velarde

Plaza del Dos de Mayo, Madrid

This group depicts the freedom fighters Daoíz and Velarde. The work is based on an event in the Peninsular War, as his countrymen fighting Napoleonic rule. The almost religious exaggeration of the successful war of independence was aimed at developing a new national awareness.