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France
Bayeux
Calvados

Basse-Normandie

Rue de la Poterie / Rue Maurice Schumann

Monument aux morts de 1870

War Memorial 1870

with portrait of:
Septime Le Pippre
1833 - Montfort-l'Amaury 1871
French painter, aquarellist and officer
(Wikipedia)
Arthur Le Duc
1908

Bayeux /  Monument aux morts de 1870   Bayeux /  Monument aux morts de 1870

Description

Bronze sculpture of a boy grabbing the rifle of a soldier who has just been hit. The sculpture is placed on a pedestal, with on one side the coat of arms of the municipalities of the Bayeux arrondissement, a bronze plaque with a relief, and text.

The relief shows a man sitting on the coast looking the a ship at sea, with the text 'Loin du Pays, d'apres le tableau de S. Le Pippre, capitain des | M....les tiré à Tourois, bataille | Mans le 12 Janvier 1871.' To the left a painter's palette with a portrait of Septime Le Pippre, and the text 'A son capitaine | J. Le Pippre | .... hommage | A.J. Le Duc'.

Bayeux - Monument aux morts de 1870

Inscription(s)

AVX ENFANTS
de l'arrondissement
MORTS AVX ARMEES

Signature

j. malesset Fondeur d'art a paris

Bayeux - Monument aux morts de 1870

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°16'30" - W 0°42'31")

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