Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Le Reculey
Calvados

Basse-Normandie

Le Mesnil
(Chapelle Notre-Dame-du-Bocage)

Statues à la chapelle N.D. du Bocage

Statues at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Bocage


1874

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Description

At and near the chapel - built 1874 - are six statues.
  1. (at the top) La Vierge Immaculée / St. Mary Immaculate Conception.
    In niches flanking the entrance:
  2. Saint Louis, king Louis IX of France, 1226-1270 (Wikipedia).
  3. Saint Jeanne d'Arc / Saint Joan of Arc, nicknamed The Maid of Orléans (ca. 1412 - 30 May 1431), national heroine of France (Wikipedia).

    Next to the church:

  4. Saint Matthieu / Saint Matthew, evangelist, depicted with an angel
    don de mr chorin
  5. Saint Luke / Saint Luke, evangelist, depicted with a bull.
    don de mr paul pergard

    To the far left of the church:

  6. Saint Joseph et Jésus / Saint Joseph with Jesus, the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).
The statues of St. Louis, St. Jeanne d'Arc, St. Luke and St. Matthew are of cast iron, St. Mary of stone and St. Joseph probably plaster.

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St. Louis
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Mary
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St. Jeanne d'Arc
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St. Matthew
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St. Luke

Inscription(s)

Signed: (St. Jeanne d'Arc and St. Louis):
Union artistique
de Vaucouleurs (Meuse)

(St. Matthew and St. Luke) unreadable

Annotation

On old postcards only the statue of Mary and the four iron statues are show; those four are all on the fence at the sides of the church, the niches in the front façade are empty. It seems that the statue of St. Joseph is added later and those of St. Louis and St. Jeanne d'Arc are placed in the niches.

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Tags

Location N 48°54'4" W 0°50'14"

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