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France
Coutances
Manche

Basse-Normandie

Jardin des Plantes

Socle de pierre du monument aux morts de 1870

Stone socle of the war memorial 1870

Ernest Hulin
1907

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Description

In 1907 the sculptor Hulin made a monument dedicated to the memory of the soldiers and sailors died during the war of 1870 and to Marshal Tourville. The monument was inaugurated on 15 September 1907, and was funded by the legacy of the lawyer Barbier in 1901 and a public subscription in 1906.

The monument was dominated by a bronze statue carved by Ernest Hulin, showing Tourville representative, whose family owned a house in Coutances. Two faces of the stone base show reliefs:

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This bronze statue was melted during the Second World War in 1943. The socle is now "cut" in two and exposed in Jardin des Plantes.

Signature

E. HVLIN | Scvlptevr 1907 and hvlin 1907

Sculptor

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Location (N 49°2'49" - W 1°26'50")

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