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La chienne et la louve

The dog and the wolf

Pierre Louis Rouillard
A. Durenne (Paris)
1865

Toulouse /  La chienne et la louve   Toulouse /  La chienne et la louve

Description

Two cast iron sculptures of a female dog and a female wolf, watching each other.

Inscription(s)

Signed: Rouilliard / 18..

Annotation

The story goes that those two animals symbolise Alsace and Lorraine, but that can not be true since the sculptures were acquired before the war of 1870-71.

Grand Rond (Sculptures)

The Grand Rond (Grand Circle) or Boulingrin (Bowling Green) is a public garden southeast of the city center, built between 1752 and 1754. It has the form of a very large roundabout with four four aisles, the allées Jules Guesde, François Verdier, Paul-Sabatier and Frederic Mistral. This roundabout is so vast (4 hectares) that is transformed into an English garden in the nineteenth century.

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Locatie (N 43°35'46" - E 1°27'9")

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