Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux

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 Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Madonna and Child Bronze Statue by Jean Bonnassieux
Notre Dame de France Bronze Statue