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France
Montauban
Tarn-et-Garonne

Midi-Pyrénées

Quai Montmurat

Monument aux morts de 1870-71

War Memorial 1870-71

Antoine Bourdelle
Fond. Nat. des Bronzes anc. Firme A. Petermann (St. Gilles)
1901

Montauban /  Monument aux morts de 1870-71   Montauban /  Monument aux morts de 1870-71

Description

Sculpture group of a warriors and soldiers, on a granite pedestal with reliefs on all sides.

This monument, now recognized as a masterpiece, aroused much controversy due to its profound originality that differed completely from the existing memorials. To ensure consistency of the characters, a large flag replaced the traditional column, obelisks or stelae usually used by the sculptors of the late nineteenth century.

Inscription(s)

GUERRE
hommage aux morts
aux
Combattants et Serviteurs
du Tarn-et-Garonne 1871
and list of names morts pour la patrie on the other sides.

Signed: BOURDELLE / 1901
ste nale des BRONZES / frie J. PETERMANN / ste ame BRUXELLES

Sculptor

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Location (N 44°1'2" - E 1°21'5")

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