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Bossuet et La Bruyère

Bossuet and La Bruyère

Eugène Guillaume & Gabriel Jules Thomas
1882-86

Chantilly /  Bossuet et La Bruyère

Description

Two marble statues.

Chantilly - Bossuet et La Bruyère
Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
Dijon 1627 - Paris 1704
French bishop and theologian, Court preacher to Louis XIV of France
(Wikipedia).
Sculpted by Guillaume, 1887,

Chantilly - Bossuet et La Bruyère
Jean de La Bruyère
Paris 1645 - Paris 1696
French philosopher and moralist
(Wikipedia).
Sculpted by Thomas, 1882,

De La Bruyère is depicted leaning against a column with a bust of the Greek philosopher Theophrastus, with on the socle the Greek text ΘΕΟΦΡΑΣΤΟΣ ΜΕΛΑΝΤΑ ΕΡΕΣΙΟΣ (Theophrastos Melanta Eresios).

On the socle of De la Bruyère's statue is a quotation from his Les Caractères ou les Mœurs de ce siècle (1688):

DU MERITE PERSONNEL
&Aelig;mile etait ce que les plus grands
hommes ne deviennent qu'a force de
regles, de méditation et d'exercices.

LES CARACTERES

Information Sign

BOSSUET
par guillaume (1887)

LA BRUYÈRE
par thomas (1882)

Chantilly - Bossuet et La Bruyère

Sculptors

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Tags

  • Bishop
  • Bossuet, Jacques-Bénigne
  • Guillaume, Eugène
  • La Bruyère, Jean de
  • Philosopher
  • Statue
  • Theologian
  • Theophrastus
  • Thomas, Gabriel Jules
  • Locatie (N 49°11'42" - E 2°29'14")

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