Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Barentin
Seine-Maritime

Haute-Normandie

Avenue Victor Hugo
(Jardin Saint-Georges)

Saint Georges terrassant le dragon

Saint George slaying the dragon

(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
(Wikipedia)

Emmanuel Frémiet
Thiébaut (Paris)
1900

Barentin /  Saint Georges terrassant le dragon   Barentin /  Saint Georges terrassant le dragon

Description

Bronze sculpture.

Signature

e. fremiet
thiébaut frères
Fondeurs / Paris

Information Sign

st GEORGES
TERRASSANT
LE DRAGON

par emmanuel fremiet

135

Annotation

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", a town of 13,000 inhabitants, has hundreds of sculptures scattered throughout the town in its "street museum". 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.

The exact number of sculptures is difficult to find out. The book Images de Barentin of 2006 lists 312 sculptures, 110 of which are in public space (at present, there are at least 328 sculptures). The 110 sculptures 'on the street' include a few buildings and architectural features, among them the famous train viaduct. Included on our website are 93 of these 110. But, we included six sculptures not in public space (on school yards), listed in the book as not in public space, and two sculptures which are not in the book. That means that there are 101 sculptures in Barentin on our website.

Barentin

Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the sculptures.

Each sculpture has a blue tile with the name, the sculptor and the reference number. Between 2001 and 2014 all sculptures have been restored, reports about the restaurations are in the Ensemble Barentin, Bulletin municipal officiel (on-line).

Guide

  • Jean-Marie Grisel & Jean-Pierre Dugelay, Images de Barentin, cité des arts: Le Musée dans la rue (Barentin: Ville de Barentin, 2006).
    See also:
    Barentin Cité des Arts, Patrimoine.

    Sculptor

    Sources & Information

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    Location (N 49°32'48" - E 0°57'9")

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