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France
Château-Thierry
Aisne

Picardie

Place Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine

Château-Thierry 1621 - Neuilly-sur-Seine 1695
French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century
(Wikipedia)
Charles-René Laitié
1824

Château-Thierry /  Jean de La Fontaine   Château-Thierry /  Jean de La Fontaine

Description

Marble statue of La Fontaine, with behind his feet a turtle and a hare, referring to one of Aesop's fables, retold by La Fontaine.

Château-Thierry - Jean de La Fontaine

Inscription(s)

on all four sides:

Jean
De La Fontaine
1621 - 1695

On the front side followed by:

sculpture de
Charles-René Laitié
1824

Château-Thierry - Jean de La Fontaine

Sculptor

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Fairy tale
  • Hare
  • La Fontaine, Jean de
  • Laitié, Charles-René
  • Statue
  • Turtle
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 49°2'40" - E 3°24'11")

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