Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Saint-Malo
Ille-et-Vilaine

Bretagne

Rue Ville-Pépin 1

Portraits des malouins célèbres

Portraits of famous men from Saint-Malo

(artist?)
1851

Saint-Malo /  Portraits des malouins célèbres   Saint-Malo /  Portraits des malouins célèbres

Description

Five medallions with portraits, with circumscribed text. Lower on the façade, under each medallion, is an allegorical depiction which can have a relation to the depicted person.
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres vte de chateaubriand / membre de l'academie francaise
François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (Saint-Malo 1768 - Paris 1848), French writer, politician, diplomat and historian (Wikipedia).
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres rene duguay-trouin / lt gal des armees naval
René Duguay-Trouin (Saint-Malo 1673 - Saint-Malo 1736), French corsair (Wikipedia).
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres robert surcouf / combats du kent et du triton
Robert Surcouf (Saint-Malo 1773 - Saint-Malo 1827), French corsair (Wikipedia).
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres jacques cartier / celebre navigateur
Jacques Cartier (Saint-Malo 1491 - Saint-Malo 1557), French explorer (Wikipedia).
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres andre-desilles / heros de nancy
André Désilles (Saint-Malo 1767 - Nancy 1790), French army officer. In the Nancy Affair on 31 August 1790 he interposed himself between mutinying patriots and the troops sent to re-establish order, but was mortally wounded whilst throwing himself in front of a cannon (Wikipedia).
Saint-Malo - Portraits des malouins célèbres

Annotation

The house was built by architect Hippolyte Béziers La Fosse.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Cartier, Jacques
  • Chateaubriand, François-René de
  • Corsair
  • Desilles, André
  • Duguay-Trouin, René
  • Explorer
  • Historian
  • Surcouf, Robert
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 48°38'14" W 2°0'57"

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