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Monument aux Morts de 1914-18 (1939-45)

War Memorial 1914-18 (1939-45)

Hippolyte-Marius Galy
1922

Montluçon /  Monument aux Morts de 1914-18 (1939-45)   Montluçon /  Monument aux Morts de 1914-18 (1939-45)

Description

Sculpture representing a grieving mother offering a bare breast to her lost child, whose helmet is laid, discreet and vain, on a laurel branch. She holds in one hand a flower wreath. On the pedestal the coat of arms of Montluçon.

Inscription(s)

A SES ENFANTS
victimes de la grande guerre
LA VILLE DE MONTLUÇON
reconnaissant et douloureuse

1914-1918
1939-1945

monument elevé
par
souscription publique
inauguré
le 11 novembre 1922

Signed: H. Galy 1922

Annotation

This figure is a variant of the more academic monument Guingamp by the same sculptor.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 46°20'20" E 2°35'58"

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