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Monument des Enfants du Rhône

Monument for the Soldiers of the Rhône Departement

Charles Textor & Étienne Pagny
Thiébaut (Paris)
1887

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Description

The main part of the monument is the bronze statue representing an allegory of the City of Lyon (a woman with a flag) sending her 'children' to the war. At the side is a 'document' with the names of the battle fields. The statue stands on a large pedestal, with on the front a lion breaking a sword (sculpted by Charles Textor). The statue is in a semicircle with columns.

Lyon - Monument des Enfants du Rhône

The architect is Adolphe Coquet.

Inscription(s)

[coat of arms of Lyon]


avx
enfants dv rhone
defensevrs
de la patrie


1870-1871

PRO
PATRIA


mobiles dv rhone
16e et 65e regts de marche
artillerie
franc tirevrs dv rhone

PRO
PATRIA


1ere 2e 3e 4e 5e
legions mobilisees
dv rhone
artillerie genie

[coat of arms of Lyon]


ce monument
a ete eleve
par
sovscription pvbliqve
avec le concovrs
de la ville de lyon
et dv
departement
dv rhone

Signature

Enne PAGNY lyon 1887
thiebaut freres
Fondeurs

Lyon - Monument des Enfants du Rhône

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Lion
  • Lyon (allegory)
  • Pagny, Étienne
  • Soldier
  • Textor, Charles
  • Thiébaut (Paris)
  • War Memorial (France - Franco-Prussian War)
  • Location (N 45°46'38" - E 4°50'40")

    Item Code: frra247; Photograph: 16 August 2018
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