Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Charleville-Mézières
Ardennes

Champagne-Ardenne

Place de la Gare

Gustave Gailly

Charleville 1825 - Charleville 1910
French industrialist and politician
(Wikipedia)
Aristide Croisy
1912/1927

Charleville-Mézières /  Gustave Gailly   Charleville-Mézières /  Gustave Gailly

Description

Bronze bust on a column.

Inscription(s)

a
GVSTAVE GAILLY
1825-1910
indvstriel
Prest dv Tribl de Comce
Maire de Charleville
en 1870-1871
Depvte a l'Assemblee Nle
1871-1876
a la Chambre des Depvtes
1876-1880
Senatevr des Ardennes
1880-1902
Chevalier de la Legion d'Honnevr
de Saint Olaf de Norwege

Hommages
de ses Concitoyens

Signed: a. croisy

Annotation

The present bust is the second:
  1. 1912, the original by Croisy, was taken c. 1917 by the Germans in the First World War.
  2. 1927, a copy is placed on the square. The copy was paid for by Gailly's widow.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 49°46'9" - E 4°43'28")

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