Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Genève
Genève (Canton)

Parc des Bastions

Augustin Pyrame de Candolle

Genève 1778 - Genève 1841
Swiss botanist
(Wikipedia)
James Pradier
1914 (1845)

Genève /  Augustin Pyrame de Candolle   Genève /  Augustin Pyrame de Candolle

Description

Bronze bust on a cilindrical column with bronze reliefs of the four seasons with their Greek names:

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Genève - Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
ΧΕΙΜΑ - Winter
Genève - Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
'ΕΑΡ - Spring
Genève - Augustin Pyrame de Candolle Genève - Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
ΘΕΡΟΣ- Summer
Genève - Augustin Pyrame de Candolle Genève - Augustin Pyrame de Candolle
ΟΠΩΡΑ - Autumn
Between Spring and Summer is an eagle with a key - the symbol of Genève - and two putti botanising;
Between Autumn and Winter is an identical eagle with a statue of Athena, flanked by two putti, one of them holding a book, the other writing on the socle of the statue.

Inscription(s)

avgvstin pyramvs
de CANDOLLE

ne a geneve
le iv fevrier mdcclxxviii

execvte en 1913 par fumière et cie paris
d'apres le modele fondu a cire perdue
par eugene gonon en 1843

avgvstin pyramvs
de CANDOLLE

mort a geneve
le ix septembre mdcccxli

j. pradier, de geneve, scvlp.

Annotation

Replica of Pradier's bust of 1845, originally in the botanical garden, but later in the Musée d'Art et Histoire; Inaugurated 9 May 1914.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Autumn
  • Botanist
  • Bust
  • Candolle, Augustin Pyrame de
  • Pradier, James
  • Seasons, Four
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Location (N 46°11'59" - E 6°8'46")

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