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Avenue du Petit-Bois
(Stade du Petit-Bois)

Sportifs

Sportsmen

Jean Gris
1928

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Description

The stadium was inaugurated on 15 July 1927 during the 22nd stage of the Tour de France ranging from Metz to Charleville. In 1928, the architect Jean Gris installed the reliefs that decorate the stadium entrance:

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Four runners.
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Cyclist with pacer on motorcycle.

The iron gates have eight medaillons depicting boxing (left gate), football (central gate) and tennis (right gate).

Central gate:
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Football (left) Football (right)
Left gate: Right gate:
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Boxing Tennis

We haven't found any information about these gates and don't know who the artist is.

Signature

(runners) j. gris 1928
execute e. BAUDSON & Cie
(cyclist) j. gris 1928

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Boxer
  • Cyclist
  • Football player
  • Gris, Jean
  • Pacer
  • Runner
  • Sportsman
  • Tennis player
  • Location (N 49°46'19" - E 4°43'40")

    Item Code: frca041; Photograph: 26 May 2019
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