Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Lausanne
Vaud

Place du Château

Major Abraham Davel

Morrens 1670 - Vidy 1723
Vaudois patriot who attempted to liberate the region of Vaud, which at that time was held by the Bernese. Betrayed by his own people, he was beheaded in 1723
(Wikipedia)
Maurice Reymond de Broutelles
Thiébaut (Paris)
1898

Lausanne /  Major Abraham Davel   Lausanne /  Major Abraham Davel

Description

Bronze statue of Davel, standing in front of a marble relief, showing the 'beautiful unknown, inspiration of heros' (belle inconnue, inspiratrice des héros) a muse and a view of the Lake of Geneva.

Lausanne - Major Abraham Davel Lausanne - Major Abraham Davel

Inscription(s)

av major
DAVEL
le
pevple Vavdois

ce que je fais
n'est pas
l'oeuvre d'un jour
ma mort
sera utile a
mon pays

Signature

M. Reymond d B
thiebaut freres Fondeurs Paris

Annotation

Unveiled 14 November 1898.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°31'28" E 6°38'8"

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