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Guillaume II Grand-duc de Luxembourg

William II, Grand-Duke of Luxembourg

Den Haag 1792 - Tilburg 1849
King of the Netherlands and Grand-Duke of Luxembourg, 1840-1849
(Wikipedia)
Antonin Mercié & Victor Peter
Benon et Cie
1884

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Description

Equestrian statue of the King/Grand-Duke on his horse Wexy. It is placed on a high pedestal richy adorned with a bronze text cartouche (front), the bronze coats-of-arms the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (left), the Netherlands (right), and on the four sides the coats-ofarms of the Luxembourgian towns:
  • (back) luxemburg, diekirch
  • (left) esch s.A., vianden, echternach, wiltz
  • (right) capellen, redange, grevenmacher, clervaux
  • (back) mersch, remich Around the statue is an iron fence with the King's monogram and the dates 1841 and 1848.

    Inscription(s)

    Au Roi
    Grand-Duc
    GUILLAUME II
    Le Luxembourg
    Reconnaissant
    1884

    Signed: A. Mercié et Peter
    Benon et Cie Fondeurs

    (pedestal) L. Ginain Archte.

    Annotation

    A copy of this equestrian statue is in The Hague (see here).

    Sculptors

    Sources & Information

    Tags

    Locatie (N 49°36'37" - E 6°7'53")

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    Item Code: lu006; Photograph: 16 June 2011
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