OOSI Sculpture

Le Poilu

1919 / E. W. G. Benet / Columbus

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French World War II soldier stands holding a rifle behind his back in his proper left hand. Proper right hand is raised above his head holding a wreath of olive branches. He looks up at the wreath, and appears to be in motion.

The plaque reads:
"THIS AUTHENTIC FRENCH SCULPTURE WAS
CREATED IN 1919 BY E. W. G. BENET. THE
STATUE WAS INITIALLY DEDICATED BY THE
ARTIST TO THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
ELDERLY FRENCH SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN
THE TRENCHES DURING THE FIRST WORLD
WAR."

Location: 6076 Busch Boulevard | Previous Location: Originally in France.

County

: Franklin

Citation

: E. W. G. Benet, “Le Poilu,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory, accessed November 18, 2018, http://oosi.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/635.

Dublin Core

Title

Le Poilu

Description

French World War II soldier stands holding a rifle behind his back in his proper left hand. Proper right hand is raised above his head holding a wreath of olive branches. He looks up at the wreath, and appears to be in motion.

The plaque reads:
"THIS AUTHENTIC FRENCH SCULPTURE WAS
CREATED IN 1919 BY E. W. G. BENET. THE
STATUE WAS INITIALLY DEDICATED BY THE
ARTIST TO THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
ELDERLY FRENCH SOLDIERS WHO DIED IN
THE TRENCHES DURING THE FIRST WORLD
WAR."

Creator

Date

1919

Sculpture Item Type Metadata

Location City

Location County

Location Previous

Originally in France.

Location Street

6076 Busch Boulevard

Creation Date

01/01/1919