Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Villers-Cotterêts
Aisne

Picardie

Place du Docteur Moufflier

Alexandre Dumas père

Villers-Cotteręts 1802 - Puys 1870
French writer, best known for his historical novels of high adventure
(Wikipedia)
Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse & Jean-Loup Bouvier
Fonderie de Coubertin
1884/2005

Villers-Cotterêts /  Alexandre Dumas père   Villers-Cotterêts /  Alexandre Dumas père

Description

Bronze statue. On the socle a coat of arms with a crown and a dragon and the letters FH

Inscription(s)

A. DUMAS
1802 - 1870
On the statue a list of Dumas' works:

THEATRE
Paul Jones
Christine
Catherine Howard
les Mousquetaires
Mlle de Belle Isle
Dlles de S. Cyr
Louis XV
Kean
Charles VII
Louis XIV

Signed: A. Carrier Belleuse 1884
atelier.jl.bouvier
fonderie de coubertin 2005

Annotation

The 1884 statue was destroyed in 1942 during the Second World War. The new statue, on the original socle, was inaugurated 11 December 2005.

Old Postcard(s)

 
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Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Bouvier, Jean-Loup
  • Carrier-Belleuse, Albert-Ernest
  • Coat of arms
  • Coubertin, Fonderie de
  • Dumas, Alexandre
  • Statue
  • Writer / poet
  • Location N 49°15'15" E 3°5'26"

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