Equestrian statue. On the pedestal two reliefs:
- prise de la citadelle d'anvers / 1832.
- passage du col de mouzaïa / 1840.
Ferdinand duc d'Orleans
Signed (both reliefs): Fonderie de Eck et Durand 1845
In 1845 the equestrian statue was place in the Cour Carrée of the Louvre in Paris. An identical statue was placed in Alger. After the Revolution of 1848 the Paris statue was placed in Versailles on the cour of the Petite Orangerie. In 1971 it was placed in Eu near the castle. The Alger statue is at present in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
- Baron Carlo (Charles) Marochetti (Turin 1805 - Passy 1867)
Italian-French sculptor, born in Turin, but raised in Paris as a French citizen
Sources & Information
- Kees van Tilburg, From Marcus Aurelius to Kim Jong-il: The story of equestrian statues throughout the ages (Amstelveen, 2017). – see also the Equestrian statue website.
Location N 50°2'55" E 1°25'3"
Item Code: frhn004; Photograph: 27 August 2011
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