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Monument du Comte de Chambord

Monument for Henri of Artois, Count of Chambord

Henri d'Artois, duc de Bordeaux, comte de Chambord
Paris 1820 - Frohsdorf, Austria, 1883
King of France from 2 to 9 August 1830 as Henry V, although never officially proclaimed. Legitimist pretender to the throne of France from 1844 to 1883
(Wikipedia)
Alfred Caravanniez
Ferdinand Barbedienne Fondeur (Paris)
1889

Sainte-Anne d'Auray /  Monument du Comte de Chambord   Sainte-Anne d'Auray /  Monument du Comte de Chambord

Description

Bronze statue of Chambord, sitting on one knee, and praying - in the direction of the basilique of Saint-Anne d'Auray. Before him lies the royal crown of France.
The pedestal is surrounded by four bronze statues of the patron saints of France and Paris, and the two great heros of French chivalry, Bayard and Du Guesclin:
  1. jeanne d'arc
    Jeanne d'Arc (ca. 1412-1431), national heroine of France (Wikipedia).
  2. duguesclin
    Bertrand du Guesclin (Château de la Motte-Broons, near Dinan 1320 - Châteauneuf-de-Randon 1380) Breton knight and French military commander during the Hundred Years' War; Constable of France, 1370-1380) (Wikipedia).
  3. ste genevieve
    Sainte Geneviève / Saint Genevieve (Nanterre c. 419/422 - Paris 502/512), patron saint of Paris (Wikipedia).
  4. bayard
    Pierre du Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, know as Bayard (Château de Bayard in Pontcharra, Isère 1476 - Romagnano Sesia, Piémont, 1524), known as "the knight without fear and beyond reproach" (le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche). He himself however, preferred the name given him by his contemporaries for his gaiety and kindness, "le bon chevalier", or "the good knight". (Wikipedia).

Sainte-Anne d'Auray / Monument du Comte de Chambord
Jeanne d'Arc
Sainte-Anne d'Auray / Monument du Comte de Chambord
Bertrand du Guesclin
Sainte-Anne d'Auray / Monument du Comte de Chambord
Sainte Geneviève
Sainte-Anne d'Auray / Monument du Comte de Chambord
Chevalier de Bayard

Inscription(s)

Signed: (all five statues) aed caravanniez - the statue of Chambord dated 1886, that of Ste. Geneviève dated 1888, the others undated
f. barbedienne Fondeur / Paris ch. c.

Annotation

The monument is designed by the architect édouard Deperthes, who also built the basilica.

Sainte-Anne d'Auray / Monument du Comte de Chambord

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Artois, Henri d'
  • Barbedienne Fondeur (Paris), Ferdinand
  • Bayard, chevalier
  • Caravanniez, Alfred
  • Chambord, comte de
  • Géneviève, St.
  • Guesclin, Bertrand du
  • Joan of Arc, St.
  • Knight
  • Monarch
  • Statue (man kneeling)
  • Statue (man kneeling)
  • Location N 47°42'18" W 2°57'50"

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