Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Annecy
Haute-Savoie

Rhône-Alpes

Boulevard de Lycée
(Square du 8 Mai 1945)

Germain Sommeiller

Saint-Jeoire-en-Faucigny 1815 - Saint-Jeoire-en-Faucigny 1871
Civil engineer from Savoy. He directed the construction of the Mont Cenis Tunnel
(Wikipedia)
Just Becquet
Thiébaut (Paris)
1884

Annecy /  Germain Sommeiller   Annecy /  Germain Sommeiller

Description

Bronze statue of Sommeiller with in his hand papers premier percement des alpes

. He is standing on some rocks, and at his foot a gear wheel, symbol of industry.

Annecy - Germain Sommeiller Annecy - Germain Sommeiller

Inscription(s)

SOMMEILLER
l'ingenieur savoyard
germain sommeiller
1815-1871
l'auteur de la premiere
percée des alpes
1857- 1870

Signed: j. becquet
thiébaut-freres
Fondeurs

Annotation

Inaugurated 8 June 1884. In 1943 the statue was transported to Paris to be melted and in 1946 the base ws demolished. About 1950 the statue was found in a Paris deposit and replaced on 14 October 1953 on a new stand, In 1964 transferred to the present location.

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Location (N 45°54'22" - E 6°7'47")

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