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Monument Louis Blériot

Cambrai 1872 - Paris 1936
French aviator, inventor and engineer
(Wikipedia)
Various sculptors
1910

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Description

Stone monument, sculpted by Laoust. An enormous terrestrial globe with at the front a relief of a Blériot XI, raises from some clouds. Placed on a richly decorated pedestal with texts and a bronze portrait medaillon, circumscribed ingénieur blério, made by Carlier. The pedestal is flanked by two lower pedestal which carried birds (the originals were lost, they were replaced by new ones sculpted by Gernez, which are now seriously damaged), with on the sides the coats of arms of France (a rooster)and Great-Britain.

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France
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Great Britain

Inscription(s)

A
LOUIS
BLÉRIOT
sa ville natale
en
commemoration
de sa traversee
de la Manche
en aeroplane
le
25 juillet 1909

MONUMENT
eleve
sur l'initiative
de la presse
cambresienne
par
souscription
publique
et
subvention de la ville
a. bruneel
president
de
l'association
professionnelle

Paul Bersez
senateur
maire de cambrai
president du conseil
general du nord

Signature

(pedestal) l. fortier, architecte sado
a laoust, sculpteur; p. marin, entrepeneur

(medaillon) EJS? Carlier 1910
(birds) g. gernez

Cambrai - Monument Louis Blériot

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: France
  • Aviation Pioneer
  • Bird
  • Blériot, Louis
  • Carlier, Joseph
  • Coat of arms
  • Gernez, Gilles
  • Globe
  • Laoust, André Louis
  • Locatie (N 50°10'24" - E 3°14'26")

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