Eça de Queiroz (1845-1900) is considered to be the greatest portuguese writer in the realist style and one of the great figures of european 19th century fiction. His work been translated into about 20 languages.
This bronze statue, located at a little square in Lisbon downtown, is replacing the original one made of stone (1903) removed to the City Museum after beeing vandalized in the 50s.
This is my 1888 edition of 'Os Maias', one of Eça de Queiroz most famous novels. (Maia is a portuguese family name, it has nothing to do with the Maya civilization of Central America)A new play based on this novel can currently be seen at Teatro da Trindade, one of Lisbon old theaters.