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France
Châteaudun
Eure-et-Loir

Centre

Promenade du Mail

Monument des Franc-Tireurs de 1870

Antonin Mercié
Leblanc-Barbedienne (Paris)
1897

Châteaudun /  Monument des Franc-Tireurs de 1870   Châteaudun /  Monument des Franc-Tireurs de 1870

Description

Bronze sculpture of a sniper with his gun pointed forward defending a severely wounded woman with city crown - representing the town of Châteaudun -, behind him lies a dead soldier. On the front side of the stone pedestal a shield with the text:
la ville de
chateaudun
a bien merite
de la
patrie

Inscription(s)

VARIZE
15 OCTOBRE
1870
monument élevé a la mémoire
des défenseurs de châteaudun
par souscription nationale
...
renault baudet chedanne.. president maire
CIVRY
15 OCTOBRE
1870
Signed: a. mercié
Leblanc-Barbedienne / Fondeur Paris

Information Sign

Monument
des Franc-Tireurs de 1870
Elevé en 1897
par souscription publique

Annotation

Inaugurated 18 October 1897.

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 48°4'17" - E 1°19'40")

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Item Code: frce005; Photograph: 29 August 2011
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