Statue of Castel sitting and studying a fungus which he holds in his left hand. His left arm rests on a tree trunk. At his foot, some fungi.
On the edge of the base plate:
pour moi qui le premier sur le mont poetique
a la cour des neuf soeurs menai la botanique
les plantes chants
vire 1758 · 1832 reims
BOTANISTE et POETE
maire de Vire en 1790
sculpture de de Bay · 1834 Don du comte de Chevigne · 1869
Signed: de Bay
quesnel fdeur / 1835
The statue was commissioned in 1836 by the Comte de Chevigné, pupil and friend of Castel, for his house in Boursault (Marne). In 1868 he sold the statue to the town of Vire, where it was inaugurated on 12 September 1869.
- Jean-Baptiste-Joseph de Bay père (Mechelen 1779 - Paris 1863),
Sources & Information
Location N 48°50'19" W 0°53'34"
Item Code: frbn037; Photograph: 26 May 2012
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