Statues - Hither & Thither

Brazil
Ouro Preto
Minas Gerais

Praça Tiradentes 20  
(Museu de Mineralogia)

Claude-Henri Gorceix

Saint-Denis-des-Murs, Haute-Vienne, 1842 - Paris 1919
French mineralogist; founder and first director of the School of Mines of Ouro Preto (1876); major of Bujaleuf, Haute Vienne (1898)
(Wikipedia)
(artist?)
Fundição Cavina (Rio de Janeiro)
1926

Ouro Preto /  Claude-Henri Gorceix   Ouro Preto /  Claude-Henri Gorceix

Description

Bronze bust on the inner courtyard of the Mineralogy Museum, the former School of Mines.

Inscription(s)

claude-henri GORCEIX
1842-1919
fundador e primeiro diretor da
escola de minas de ouro prêto
12 de outubro de 1876
chevalier de la légion d'honneur
comendador da ordem da rosa (brasil)

Claude-Henri GORCEIX
1842-1919
Founder and first director of
the School of Mines of Ouro Preto
12 October 1876
Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur
Commander of the Order of the Rose (Brazil)

Added were several plaques dating from 1998 and 2000 (photos available)

Signature

fundição cavina rio

Sculptor

Tags

Location S 20°23'3" W 43°30'13"

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