Statues - Hither & Thither

Switzerland
Lausanne
Vaud

Allée Ernest-Ansermet

Guillaume Tell

Swiss folk hero who lived in the Canton of Uri in the early 14th century
(Wikipedia)
Antonin Mercié
1901

Lausanne /  Guillaume Tell   Lausanne /  Guillaume Tell

Description

Marble statue of Wilhelm Tell with his bow.

Inscription(s)

GVILLAVME TELL Offert a la Suisse
en Sovvenir dv bon Accveil qve
recvrent les Soldats Français
en 1871
Osiris
érigé en 1901

Signature

a. mercie scvlpr
... archte

Annotation

In 1902, Daniel Illfa Osiris (1828-1907), patron of Paris and officer of the Legion of Honor, donated the City of Lausanne this statue of William Tell, in memory of the home for soldiers of the army of Bourbaki interned in Switzerland in 1871.

Lausanne - Guillaume Tell

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°31'12" E 6°37'36"

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