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Grand Rond

Vainqueur au combat de coqs

The Winner of the Cockfight

Alexandre Falguière
1864 (copy)

Toulouse /  Vainqueur au combat de coqs   Toulouse /  Vainqueur au combat de coqs


Bronze statue of a nude boy with a rooster in his right hand.


Signed: A Falguiere


The original, placed in 1868 on the Grand Rond, was destroyed in 1942. The present copy is cast in 1963.

Grand Rond (Sculptures)

The Grand Rond (Grand Circle) or Boulingrin (Bowling Green) is a public garden southeast of the city center, built between 1752 and 1754. It has the form of a very large roundabout with four four aisles, the allées Jules Guesde, François Verdier, Paul-Sabatier and Frederic Mistral. This roundabout is so vast (4 hectares) that is transformed into an English garden in the nineteenth century.

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Location (N 43°35'45" - E 1°27'7")

Item Code: frmp053; Photograph: 2 September 2011
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