Naples, Monument to the general Enrico Cosenz, Princess Pignatelli Square
Sunday August 14th, 2016
Naples, Princess Pignatelli Square
Superintendence for the Environmental, Architectural, Artistic, Historical Landscape and Demo-anthropological Heritages Naples – Dr. Anna Pisani
September – November 2007
The monument to the General Enrico Cosenz was located in a small green area of the Princess Pignatelli Square, constantly surrounded by parked cars. Near the monument there were also a base of molten plates, pedestal of a fountain no longer in situ, and a bath tub of white marble, part of a fountain which is also no longer functioning. In order to allow the work of the Metro Line 6 with the realization of the San Pasquale station, it was necessary to remove these artifacts putting them in a warehouse.
Before the dismantiling of the bronze statue of General Enrico Cosenz, it was analyzed to identify its conservation status with the aim to properly evaluate the protections necessary for the movements and anchors blocking it to the base. It has been implemented a relief with the geo-referencing of all the elements.
The dismantling work and the demolition of masonry nucleus were made with the subcontractted collaboration of the enterprise Despe, crates and transport have been commissioned to the company De Marinis, for preparatory treatments on the monument to Enrico Cosenz we availed ourselves of the advice offered by the restorer Emiliano African with the constant assistance of the restorers of ROMA Consorzio, in particular for the documentation, the numbering of all the elements, the transcription on drawing of relief.