Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Barentin
Seine-Maritime

Haute-Normandie

Avenue François Adrien Boieldieu

La joueuse de tennis

The Tennis Player

Suzanne Lenglen
Compiègne 1899 - Paris 1938
French tennis player who won 31 Championship titles between 1914 and 1926
(Wikipedia)
Firmin Michelet
acquired 1952

Barentin /  La joueuse de tennis   Barentin /  La joueuse de tennis

Description

Statue of reconstituted stone showing tennis player Suzanne Lenglen.

Signature

Firmin Michelet

Information Sign

JOUEUSE
DE TENNIS

par firmin michelet

66

Annotation

The statue is recently replaced from the tennis fields at the rue Jean-Jaurès - mentioned in Images de Barentin - to the Avenue François Adrien Boieldieu.

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

    Tags

    Location N 49°33'10" E 0°56'26"

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