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Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière

Monument to the great men of the Martinière school

Charles Textor
1911 (1959)

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Description

The monument is dedicated to the founders and precursors of Martinière school in Lyon. La Martiniè're Schools were founded posthumously by Major General Claude Martin (Lyon 1735-Lucknow, India 1800, Wikipedia), in the early 19th century. Martin had acquired a large fortune while serving the Nawab of Awadh Asaf-ud-Daula and bequeath a major part of his estate to establish the schools. His will outlined every detail of the schools, from their location to the manner of celebrating the annual Founder's Day. There are seven branches, in Calcutta and Lucknow in India each two (boys and girls separately) and three in Lyon.

On the front (east side) of the monument is a bronze bust of Claude Martin, with a plaque with his date, and at the top the school's motto 'LABORE CONSTANTIA'.

Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière

claude
MARTIN
fondateur
de
LA MARTINIERE
ne a lyon
le 7 janvier 1735
mort a lucknow
le 13 sept. 1800

On the three other sides are relief portraits of Charles-Henri Tabareau, Gaspard-Alphonse Dupasquier and Louis-Gaspard Dupasquier and reliefs of their classes.

North

West

South

DESSIN

MATHEMATIQUES

CHIMIE

Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière

louis-gaspard
DUPASQUIER

professeur
de dessin
a l'ecole
LA MARTINIERE

architecte
du gouvernement
membre de l'academie
des sciences
belles lettres
et arts de lyon

1800-1870

Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière

charles-henri
TABAREAU

createur
de l'ecole
LA MARTINIERE
et de
son enseignement

doyen de la Faculte
des sciences
membre de l'academie
des sciences belles lettres
et arts de lyon
ancien officier du genie

1800-1866

Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière

gaspard-alphonse
DUPASQUIER

professeur
de chimie
a l'ecole de medecine
et a
LA MARTINIERE

medecin
de l'hotel-dieu
ancien president
de l'academie
des sciences belles lettres
et arts de lyon

1793-1848

Louis Dupasquier
(Lyon 1800 - Blacé, Rhône 1870)
French architect
(Wikipedia).
Charles-Henri Tabareau
(Béziers 1790* - Lyon 1866
mathematician, engineer; founder of La Martinière in Lyon
(Biography).
*the birth date 1800 on the monument seems to be erronous
Gaspard Alphonse Dupasquier
(Chessy, Rhône 1793 - Lyon 1848)
French physician, pharmacist and chemist
(Wikipedia).

Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière
methode dupasquier
enseignement du dessin et du modelage


Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière
methode tabareau
enseignement des mathematiques a la martiniere

Lyon - Monument aux grands hommes de líécole de la Martinière
enseignement de la chimie
organise a la martiniere par alp. dupasquier

The bronze bust and reliefs were molten in 1944 under the Vichy regime, and replaced with copies in 1959.

Inscription(s)

la pensee creatrire de la martiniere
a ete de fonder une grande ecole ou le fils de l'ouvrier
put acquerir les connaissances des sciences appliquees
qui en meme temps qu'elles ennoblissent les professions
manuelles elevent souvent ceux qui les partiquent au rang
des hommes les plus utiles au pays. <h. tabareau 1865>
——
.CE MONUMENT.
erige par souscription
sur l'initiative de la
societe des anciens eleves de la martiniere
et de son president tobie Robatel
sous le patronage de Mr edouard HERRIOT maire de lyon
a ete inaugure le 10 decembre 1911

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Army Officer
  • Bust
  • Chemist
  • Classroom
  • Dupasquier, Gaspard-Alphonse
  • Dupasquier, Louis-Gaspard
  • Martin,Claude
  • Mathematician
  • Philanthropist
  • Student
  • Tabareau, Charles-Henri
  • Teacher
  • Textor, Charles
  • Location (N 45°46'5" - E 4°49'46")

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