Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques

Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue

Regular price €1,500

A gorgeous antique French religious statue dating to the 19th century. It features Madonna and Child, "Notre Dame de France" after the masterpiece of Jean-Marie Bonnassieux, a French sculptor, (1810-1892) who designed this statue for the French city of the Puy-enVelay. 

The brown patina bronze statue is finely detailed, Mary's hair are sumptuous. This is a bronze of high quality. The bronze carving is beautiful. See closely the photos. 

On the base, you can read the latin inscriptions: 
"Notre Dame de France, Salve Regina, Mater Mesericordae"
"Alma Redemptoris Mater"
"Ave Regina Coelorum"
" Regina Coeli Laetar "
"Priez pour votre ami Eugène Beluze" meaning "Pray for your friend Eugene Beluze"

The statue has been dedicated to Eugene Beluze (1826-1887). Eugene Beluze was a French man who founded the Catholic sphere of Parisan students. He was an author and a fervent Catholic. His biography has been written by the man of letters Christian de Coulonge (1839-1902). 

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This Notre Dame de France bronze statue has a long story and remains in very good antique condition. 
Please take a close look at the photos, they are an integral part of the description. 

Height: 12 3/8" (31,3 cm)
Base: 3 3/8" x 3 1/2" (8,7 x 9cm)
Weight: 2,210kg
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue - Charmantiques