In the West Circuit (31-33), you can find the Memorial of Giuseppe Mengoni; the unlucky architect of the Vittorio Emanuele Gallery died when he fell down from the scaffolding the opening’s eve, at the end of 1877. The author of the memorial is Francesco Barzaghi (1839 – 1892), teacher at the Brera Academy and author of several statues and monuments around the city: Francesco Hayez near Brera and Napoleone III at Sempione Park, just to mention a couple of them.

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Near the architect’s you can see the statue of his daughter, who died in 1880, just three years old.

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