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Projects never carried out

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Monument to Torras i Bages
(1916)
Carrer Sardenya. Barcelona

On the death in February 1916 of Josep Torras i Bages, Bishop of Vic and intimate friend of Antoni Gaudí, the architect ordered the making of a bust of the priest as a tribute which was dedicated the following April. The sculpture was made by his collaborator Joan Matamala i Flotats and after its dedication Gaudí took it to the Sagrada Familia, where he wished to include it in a great monument dedicated to the Bishop alongside the Passion façade. Gaudí made a sketch of the project but it was never realised, and the bust of Torras i Bages was lost in a fire at the Sagrada Familia workshop in 1936. 

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