Le Rapt

Town of art and history ,  Town square ,  Statue at Troyes

Rapt de suchetet (1).jpg© Troyes La Champagne Tourisme
Rapt de suchetet (2).jpg© Troyes La Champagne Tourisme
  • The Rapt - Liberation Square
    Work of Auguste Suchetet in white marble

    This sculpture made in 1907 represents the Rapt of Proserpine (the kidnapping of Korah by the God Hades in Roman mythology).

    The original version was melted down in 1942 at the request of the Germans.
    A marble casting had been made and was located at the Petit Palais in Paris. The city of Troyes then asked for the restitution of this moulding which was reinstalled at its original location, in front of the Prefecture of Troyes at the end of 1949.