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Clément Marot

Cahors 1496/97 - Turin 1644
French poet
(Wikipedia)
Jean Turcan & Denys Puech
1892

Cahors /  Clément Marot   Cahors /  Clément Marot

Description

Bronze bust placed in a niche of an architectural façade, with a mosaic of leaves in the background (after design by the painter Luc-Olivier Merson). On top the coat of arms of Cahors. On the bottom a marble relief of the rivers Garonne (left) and Lot (right, wich the Pont Valentré of Cahors in the background).

Inscription(s)

clement marot


..... av liev qve ie declaire
le flevve lot covle son eave pev claire
qvi maints rochers traverse & environne
povr saller ioindre av droict fil de garonne
a brief parler c est cahors en qvercy

ce monvment a ete erige

svr l'initiavive de la societe des etvdes de lot
avec le prodvit d'vne sovscription nationale
les dons dv ministere des beavx-arts
et les svbventions dv conseil mvnicipal de cahors
et dv conseil general dv lot

il a ete inavgvre le 3 jvillet 1892
sovs la presidence de m. leon bovrgeois
ministre de l'instrvction pvbliqve
et des beavx-arts

monvment rehabilite par la ville
de cahors
a l'initiative de mr bernard charles, maire
et a l'occasion de la commemoration
dv 500eme anniversaire de clement marot
mai 1996

Signed (bust): j. turcan 1888
(on the side): rf manvfactvre nationale de mosaiqve 1891

Annotation

According to Actuacity the bust is sculpted by Denys Puech and the relief Lot-Garonne (they say Lot-Seine) by Jean Turcan. Since the bust is signed by Turcan and the Henri Martin museum of Cahors owns Turcan's model it is the other way round.

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Bust
  • Coat of arms
  • Fate
  • Garonne (allegory)
  • Marot, Clément
  • Mosaic
  • Puech, Denys
  • River god/goddess
  • Turcan, Jean
  • Writer / poet
  • Location (N 44°26'51" - E 1°26'37")

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