Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Narbonne
Aude

Languedoc-Roussillon

Boulevard Frédéric Mistral
(Jardin du Palais du Travail)

Ernest Ferroul

Mas-Cabardès 1853 - Narbonne 1921
French politician, mayor of Narbonne
initiator of the wine movement in 1907
initiatior of the Confédération Générale des Vignerons
(Wikipedia)
Firmin Michelet
Susse Frères (Paris)
1933

Narbonne /  Ernest Ferroul   Narbonne /  Ernest Ferroul

Description

Stone obelisk with a bronze statue of

On the front of the obelisk are the coats of arms

At the foot of the monument is a relief

To the left and right of the monument are two vasques inscribed mas-cabardes and argeliers.

Narbonne / Ernest Ferroul

Inscription(s)

A
FERROUL
ceux du midi

homme public ou prive
medecin secourable ou chef d'un grand parti
depute de son pays ou maire de sa cite
tribun vehement entraineur de foules
felibre ardent ou...
FERROUL
1853 - 1921
1907
a l'enfant du midi
qui la servit avec ?erveur
la terre d'oc toute entiere
a dresse ce monument
en temoignage de reconnaissance
... president de la c.g.v.
il marqua toujours sons activite genereuse
d'une empreinte d'autorite bienveillante
aux caracteres de fierte de droiture
et de bonte apanage des fils de notre pays

Signed: (Statue): cire perdue F. Michelet
SUSSE Fres Fondeurs PARIS (relief, left):

f. michelet statuaire
p. arnaudy sculpteur
j. camel entrepeneur

(relief, right):
les architectes
Gibert Henri
Labatut Jean
Legendre Georges
three names, unreadable

Annotation

The bronze statue was destroyed in 1942 and replaced by a new copy in 1947, made by Michelet. The original composition was modified when the monument was replaced in 1997.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 43°11'9" E 3°0'4"

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