Statues - Hither & Thither

France
Barentin
Seine-Maritime

Haute-Normandie

Avenue Victor Hugo
(Place du Révérend-Père Bunel)

Le Révérend-Père Bunel

Père Jacques de Jésus - Lucien Bunel
Barentin 1900 - Linz, Austria, 1945
headmaster of the Petit Collège Sainte-Thérèse de l' Enfant-Jésus in Avon, where he hid Jewish boys.
(Wikipedia)
Henri Bouchard
1948

Barentin /  Le Révérend-Père Bunel   Barentin /  Le Révérend-Père Bunel

Description

Stone statue of Father Bunel in his habit, next him a stoned with barbed wire and the names of the concentration camps he was transported to:

camps / d'extermination
fontainebleau
compiegne
sarrebruck
gusen
mauthausen
+ linz

Inscription(s)

LE PERE JACQUES
de l'ordre des carmes
(Lucien BUNEL)
1900 - 1945

martyr de la charité

"réjouissez-vous
j'aurai réalisé mon idéal
donner ma vie pour tous
ceux qui souffrent"

monument élevé
par souscription publique
septembre 1948

Signature

h. bouchard

Information Sign

REVEREND
PERE BUNEL

par henri bouchard

110

Barentin - Musée dans la Rue

Barentin "City of Arts", a town of 13,000 inhabitants, has hundreds of sculptures scattered throughout the town in its "street museum". Initiator of the "street museum" is the lawyer and politician André Marie (Honfleur 1897 - Rouen 1974, Wikipedia), who was mayor of Barentin from 1945 to 1974 and minister of national education. The town continues his initiative under the leadership of Michel Bentot, Mayor since 1990, with the purchase, maintenance and restoration of the sculptures, paintings and monuments.

The exact number of sculptures is difficult to find out. The book Images de Barentin of 2006 lists 312 sculptures, 110 of which are in public space (at present, there are at least 328 sculptures). The 110 sculptures 'on the street' include a few buildings and architectural features, among them the famous train viaduct. Included on our website are 93 of these 110. But, we included six sculptures not in public space (on school yards), listed in the book as not in public space, and two sculptures which are not in the book. That means that there are 101 sculptures in Barentin on our website.

Barentin

Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the sculptures.

Each sculpture has a blue tile with the name, the sculptor and the reference number. Between 2001 and 2014 all sculptures have been restored, reports about the restaurations are in the Ensemble Barentin, Bulletin municipal officiel (on-line).

Guide

  • Jean-Marie Grisel & Jean-Pierre Dugelay, Images de Barentin, cité des arts: Le Musée dans la rue (Barentin: Ville de Barentin, 2006).
    See also:
    Barentin Cité des Arts, Patrimoine.

    Sculptor

    Sources & Information

    Tags

  • Country: France
  • Bouchard, Henri
  • Bunel, Lucien
  • Bunel, Lucien
  • Clergyman
  • Musée dans la Rue (Barentin)
  • Resistance Fighter
  • Statue
  • Location (N 49°32'47" - E 0°57'8")

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