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France
Abbeville
Somme

Picardie

Place de l'Amiral Courbet

Amédée Courbet

Abbeville 1827 - Makung, Penghu Islands, 1885
French admiral; won a series of important land and naval victories during the Tonkin campaign (1883-86) and the Sino-French War (August 1884-April 1885).
(Wikipedia)
Alexandre Falguière & Antonin Mercié
1890

Abbeville /  Amédée Courbet   Abbeville /  Amédée Courbet

Description

Extravagant baroque statue of Courbet. The statue was damaged in a German bombing raid during the Second World War and not restored.

Inscription(s)

formose

les-pescadores

A
L'AMIRAL COURBET

ne à abbeville en 1827
mort à bord du bayard
aux iles pescadores en 1885

son-tay

fou-tcheou

monument mutile
par le
bombardement aérien

nuit du 31 mai 1918

Signed: A. Falguiere / A. Mercié

Sculptors

Tags

Location (N 50°6'28" - E 1°49'56")

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