Marble sculpture showing dead Icarus fallen on the rocks.
On the front of the pedestal two portrait medallions and their airplane, and on the back a relief showing some fisherman on the beach of Le Crotoy looking at the airplane of the Caudron brothers.
chevalier de la legion d'honneur
mort pour la patrie
1882 - 1915
commandeur de la legion d'honneur
collaborateur de son frère
1884 - 1959
The relief portraits are signed: Alesieux sculpt.
The Icarus sculpture and the relief on the back is signed: Alesieux d'après fossé
The original monument of Fossé was in bronze and was destroyed in World War II. In 1954 a new monument was erected of marble. The Icarus figure and the relief identical with the bronze monument, the portraits of the brothers Caudron was newly designed by Lesieux.
- Désiré-Célestin Fossé (Allonville, Somme 1851 - ... 1923),
- Augustin Lesieux (Sombrin 1877 - 1974),
Location (N 50°13'8" - E 1°37'44")
Item Code: frpi034; Photograph: 26 August 2011
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