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"Sister Of Charity - Emmanuel Fremiet 1824-1910"
Period 1859 for the head model Origin France School French school of sculpture Dimensions Height: 23 cm Width: approx. 13 cm Ø: approx. 9.5cm Weight: 1.686 kg Signature On the front of the terrace: E. Frémiet Number under the sculpture: 477

Master image-maker, to use the expression of his biographer Jacques de Biez, Emmanuel Frémiet sculpts military themes with as much happiness as the animal themes which earned him his immense fame.
The Parisian sculptor, nephew of Sophie Frémiet and François Rude, a fervent Christian, undoubtedly wanted to pay a discreet tribute to all these sisters who work in the silence of their faith. Sister Rosalie Rendu, Daughter of Charity, died on February 7, 1856. Her coffin was followed by a huge crowd of very moved Parisians.

Why such upheaval around this nun?

Jeanne Marie Rendu was born on September 9, 1786 in Confort, in the Pays de Gex (Ain). Entering the novitiate of the Daughters of Charity of Saint-Vincent de Paul in Paris in 1802, she was sent to the miserable Mouffetard district. With discretion, compassion, energy and faith, for some 53 years, she was a nurse there, but also a justice of the peace, sorting out sometimes inextricable family or local situations, as well as a catechist with the most destitute children. Having become Superior of her House, she nevertheless continued to roam the streets of her Saint Médard district to relieve suffering. His discreet and effective work was distinguished by the imperial power, which awarded him the Legion of Honor. Her tomb, in the Montparnasse cemetery, is still flowered today, while her epitaph "to the good Mother Rosalie, her grateful friends, the poor and the rich" resonates with the impact she had on the Parisian population. On November 9, 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified her ...

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Price: 800 €
Artist: Emmanuel Frémiet 1824-1910
Period: 19th century
Style: Napoleon 3rd
Condition: Good condition

Material: Bronze
Diameter: 9.5
Height: 23

Reference: 928741
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