Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Tréguier
Côtes-d'Armor

Bretagne

Place du Général Leclerc

Pleureuse de Tréguier (Le Douleur)

The Mourner of Tréguier (The Pain)

Francis Renaud
1922

Tréguier /  Pleureuse de Tréguier (Le Douleur)   Tréguier /  Pleureuse de Tréguier (Le Douleur)

Description

Sculpture of Kersanton granite, depicting a local woman, shown seated, and wrapped in a mourning gown.

Inscription(s)

aux
ENFANTS de TRéGUIER
MORTS pour la FRANCE
1914-1918

Signed: renaud

Annotation

The model for the woman was Marie-Louise Le Put (Goudelin 1875- c. 1979), who married in 1902 François Mathurin Gaultier (Saint-Méen 1862 - 1956). On Wikipedia and many other sites is said that she "had lost her husband in the war and had also lost their three young children." This is not true. Nobody seems to have noticed that the name Gaultier does not appear on the tablets with victims' names. Madame Paul, god-daughter of Gaultier's second son, wrote on the 'Monument aux morts pacifistes' website, that Marie Louise Gaultier was not a widow in 1922, since her husband died in 1956; they had not had three children, but only two sons, who died in 1927 and 1964 respectively; Marie-Louise herselft died peacefully in her 104th year. She had posed for the monument, but only her head was sculpted.

Tréguier / Pleureuse de Tréguier (Le Douleur)

War memorial - list of names

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Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°47'16" W 3°13'51"

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