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Bourges
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Place George Sand

Fontaine 'Le Legs de Coulon'

The Legacy of Coulon Fountain

Jean-Baptiste Villatte
1870

Bourges /  Fontaine 'Le Legs de Coulon'   Bourges /  Fontaine 'Le Legs de Coulon'

Description

Fountain with a statue of a woman crowned with towers, symbol of the city, and in her hand a tablet with the inscription travail progress. On the four corners of the socle sit putti



Inscription(s)

a sa ville natale
L. COULON
menuisier
lo??rs du 8 ?bre 1870

Signed: j.p. villatte Sculp...

Annotation

The fountain was built following the legacy of the carpenter EdméCoulon. In his will written six days before his death he wrote: "to deliver and pay to the city of Bourges and the municipality of Bourges, 30 months after my death, without interest, a sum of 6000 francs which is a legacy to the city and municipality of Bourges, with the commission to build a fountain on the Place Saint Pierre le Puellier as appropriate."

Sculptor

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Location (N 47°5'1" - E 2°23'53")

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