This statue by Victor Segoffin missed being melted down in the German Occupation (1940-44), like Genius Vanquishing Time (1908) and Vercingetorix (1911) (1). MELTED DOWN?! Who melts down works of art?
Oh yeah. War-crazed fascists. Who want to purify the nation of influences that are considered to degenerate the national culture.
(1) Victor Segoffin, From Monet to Cézanne, late 19th-century French Artists (Grove Art Series), 2003. Oxford University Press, USA.