Avenue Victor Hugo
Saint Georges terrassant le dragon
Saint George slaying the dragon
Saint George (ca. 275/281 – 303), Roman soldier from Syria Palaestina and a priest in the Guard of Diocletian, one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers. He is immortalized in the tale of Saint George and the Dragon
Signed: e. fremiet
thiébaut frères Fondeurs / Paris
par emmanuel fremiet
The statue was at the universal exposition in Paris in 1900 and placed in Barentin in 1958.
Barentin - Musée dans la Rue
Barentin "City of Arts" has 320 sculptures scattered throughout the city in its "street museum": 112 statues and busts of famous sculptors in the public space, and a permanent exhibition in the Camille Claudel Room with 80 sculptures.
Initiator of the "street museum" is the lawyer and politician André Marie (Honfleur 1897 - Rouen 1974, Wikipedia), who was mayor of Barentin from 1945 to 1974 and minister of national education. The town continues his initiative under the leadership of Michel Bentot, Mayor since 1990, with the purchase, maintenance and restoration of the sculptures, paintings and monuments.
Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the busts.
Barentin Cité des Arts, Patrimoine.
- Emmanuel Frémiet (Paris 1824 - 1910),
French sculptor, produced in 1874 the first equestrian statue of Joan of Arc, erected in the Place des Pyramides, Paris; this he afterwards (1889) replaced with another version
Location N 49°32'48" E 0°57'9"
Item Code: frhn060; Photograph: 3 June 2012
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