Mashall Foch’s tombstone

Eglise Saint-Louis des Invalides, chapelle Saint-Ambroise, 75007 Paris

For this monument, Landowski adapted a project for a soldier’s tomb he’d been wanting to make for years. “All the people bearing death. That’s the top of the monument,” he wrote in his Journal in 1929. He positioned “modern” bearers, and the eight soldiers make up a “true scene, hence its nobility, emotion and gravity”. (Journal, 1943). The work is in bronze rather than marble which he’d initially intended. The plaster original of the bas-reliefs is in the Musée de Luneville.