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David remerciant Dieu d'avoir frappé Goliath

David thanking God for having defeated Goliath

also called 'David vainqueur de Goliath' (David Victor over Goliath).
The young David, the future king of Israel, defeats Goliath, a giant Philistine warrior. David hurls a stone from his sling with all his might and hits Goliath in the center of his forehead, Goliath falls on his face to the ground, and David cuts off his head
(Wikipedia)
Jean-Etienne Chaponniere
E. Quesnel
1834/37

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Description

Bronze sculptor of David with his right foot on Goliath's head and Goliath's sword in his right hand.

Inscription(s)

Signed: j e chaponniere 1834
Quesnel fondeur 1837

Annotation

On 12 March 1836 was announced in the Journal de Genève that 5800 Francs was raised by public subscription, sufficient enough to have cast this statue. In 1853 the statue was replaced in the Parc des Bastions.

David and Goliath

In the Book of Samuel the story is told of the young David, the future king of Israel, defeating Goliath, a giant Philistine warrior. David hurls a stone from his sling with all his might and hits Goliath in the center of his forehead, Goliath falls on his face to the ground, and David cuts off his head (Website).

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Location (N 46°12'0" - E 6°8'37")

Item Code: chge004; Photograph: 5 June 2013
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