Friday, October 4, 2013

Dog Statues: The French Poodle - Montréal, Québec, Canada

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The French Poodle
Montréal, Québec, Canada

GPS: N45° 30.283; W073° 33.458

Quick Description: 

The French Poodle is one of a pair of sculptures installed on the southwest side of Place d’Armes outside the National Bank building in Montréal, Québec.

Long Description:

A pair of 7' high bronze sculptures called The English Pug and the French Poodle have recently ben installed at the Place d’Armes in Montréal, Québec. The sculptures were created by Montreal artist Marc-André J. Fortier and were erected in 2013.

The French Poodle depicts a tall, slender well-dressed woman dressed wearing a suit and high heel shoes. She is wearing an eye and nose mask while carrying a French Poodle in her arms. The French Poodle and Pug are looking at each other across the plaza while the owners are looking in opposite directions.

A plaque at the base of the statue is inscribed:

"Le caniche français
et le carlin anglais"
"The English Pug and
the French Poodle

Artiste: Marc A. J. Fortier
Fonderie: Atelier du Bronze

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