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Aristide Briand

Nantes 1862 - Paris 1932
French statesman, Prime Minister of France (11 terms between 1909 and 1929)
(Wikipedia)
Émile Guillaume
Ferdinand Barbedienne Fondeur (Paris)
1933

Pacy-sur-Eure /  Aristide Briand   Pacy-sur-Eure /  Aristide Briand

Description

Bronze statue of Briand standing on a rock, on the sides or this rock are two bronze statues, one of a man on crutches, the other a woman with child. On the back of the rock is a bronze commemorative plaque with relief portrait (identical with the relief on the cemetery of Cocherel).

Inscription(s)

On the rock:
jusqu'a mon dernier souffle,
aristide briand

Plaque:

ARISTIDE BRIAND
1882 - 1932

[portrait]

ce monument a ete erige
par souscription publique
l'annee 1933
a la gloire de
L'APOTRE DE LA PAIX
sur l'initiative de m. emile wolff maire de pacy-sur-eure

Signed (relief portrait): Emile Guillaume
(bronze plaque): f. barbedienne fondeur

Annotation

Pacy is close to Cocherel, the village Briand 'discovered' in 1908 and bought a house in the village. He was buried in Cocherel (Cne d'Houlbec-Cocherel - the river Eure divides the village of Cocherel in a part belonging to Houlbec and a part to Hardencourt), there is also the bronze portrait. On the Hardencourt side of the river is a statue.

Sculptor

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Barbedienne Fondeur (Paris), Ferdinand
  • Briand, Aristide
  • Guillaume, Émile
  • Man on crutches
  • Politician/Statesman
  • Statue
  • Woman with child
  • Location (N 49°0'48" - E 1°23'19")

    Item Code: frhn057; Photograph: 29 August 2011
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