Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Lausanne
Vaud

Quai de Belgique

La Belgique reconnaissante

Grateful Belgium

Ernest Wijnants
1930

Lausanne /  La Belgique reconnaissante   Lausanne /  La Belgique reconnaissante

Description

Cast iron (?) statue of a woman offering a gift.

Inscription(s)

la
BELGIQUE
reconnaissante

a la
SUISSE
hospitaliere

Signature

(front): Ernests Wijnants
(side) E Wijnants

Annotation

The statue is erected by the Société Royale Union Belge - Lausanne, founded in 1926. This society brought together the Belgian refugees, widows and orphans - victims of the first world war welcomed in the Lausanne region, - as well as Belgians resident in Switzerland. The statue was unveiled 26 July 1930.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°30'25" E 6°37'52"

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