Statue of Jean Vauquelin

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Statue of Jean Vauquelin
French: Monument à Jean Vauquelin
Vauquelin Montreal.jpg
The monument in 2008
ArtistEugène-Paul Benet
MediumSculpture
SubjectJean Vauquelin
LocationMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′31″N 73°33′17″W / 45.50851°N 73.55465°W / 45.50851; -73.55465Coordinates: 45°30′31″N 73°33′17″W / 45.50851°N 73.55465°W / 45.50851; -73.55465

The Statue of Jean Vauquelin (French: Monument à Jean Vauquelin) by Eugène Bénet [fr] is a sculpture installed in Montreal's Vauquelin Square, in Quebec, Canada.[1] The statue depicts an event that took place during the Battle of Neuville against the Royal Navy in May 1760 on the Saint Lawrence River. Jean Vauquelin is shown standing on the deck of the frigate Atalante in front of the mast having nailed his colours to it. He fought for two hours with persistent bravery till his ammunition was spent before surrendering. The statue was created by sculptor Eugène-Paul Benet.

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  1. ^ "Monument à Jean Vauquelin". Art Public Montréal. Retrieved 9 December 2020.

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