Statue of Rousseau, seating on a chair, writing a letter. The text in the book in his hand is: "emile si la vie et la mort de Socrate sont d'un sage, la vie et la mort de Jesus sont d'un Dieu." (If the life and death of Socrates are those of a wise man, the life and death of Jesus are those of a God), a quote from Rousseau's Émile ou De l'éducation (1762).
citoyen de geneve
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Signed: j. pradier fecit 1834.
fondu Par crozatier 1834
The statue was cast in Paris in 1834 and transported to Genève in December of that year and arrived in January 1835 in Genève, where is was inaugurated on 24 February 1835 on the Īle des Barques (now known as Īle J.J. Rousseau). On the pedestal, however, the inauguration date is given as 1838.
- Jean-Jacques (James) Pradier (Genève 1790 - Rueil 1852),
(SIKART Lexikon –
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Location (N 46°12'21" - E 6°8'52")
Item Code: chge036; Photograph: 5 June 2013
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