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Jean-Arthur Rimbaud

Charleville 1854 - Marseille 1891
French poet
(Wikipedia)
Paterne Berrichon & Alphonse Colle
1901/1926/1954

Charleville-Mézières /  Jean-Arthur Rimbaud   Charleville-Mézières /  Jean-Arthur Rimbaud

Description

Bronze bust on a column.

Inscription(s)

On the bust:
ARTHUR RIMBAUD
Signed: paterne berrichon / 1901
reconstitue en 1926 - 1954 / a.c. sc. / c.d. sc.

On the column:

BATEAU IVRE

 

A
Jean Arthur
Rimbaud
– 1854-1891 –

ses admirateurs
l'etat
la ville de charleville
SAISON en ENFER VOYELLES

 

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Annotation

Paterne Berrichon was Rimbaud's brother-in-law and publisher. The present bust is the third:
  1. 1901, the original , was taken c. 1917 by the Germans in the First World War.
  2. 1923, new bust sculpted by Alphonse Colle unveiled, initiative of the Société des écrivains ardennais. This bust was taken in 1942 during the Second World War.
  3. 1954, the present bust, made by Dumont.

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Location (N 49°46'7" - E 4°43'26")

Item Code: frca005; Photograph: 12 June 2011
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