Statues - Hither & Thither

Belgium
Mons
Hainaut

Parc du Waux-hall

Reine Astrid

Astrid of Sweden

Stockholm 1905 - Küssnacht am Rigi 1935
Queen consort of the Belgians as the first wife of King Leopold III
(Wikipedia)
Victor Rousseau
1935

Mons /  Reine Astrid   Mons /  Reine Astrid

Description

Stone bench with a resin bust of Queen Astrid. The original bronze bust was stolen in 2009. If I'm not mistaken, there is a bust, today in resin, of Queen Astrid in the Wauxhall Park in Mons. The original bronze sculpture was stolen in 2009. In 2012 a copy was made after the bust erected by Maurage coal mines and lent for the occasion.

Inscription(s)

ASTRID
reine des belges
1905-1935

Signature

Victor Rousseau

Mons - Reine Astrid

Sculptor

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Location (N 50°27'10" - E 3°57'55")

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