This marble monument of Louis Seutin can be seen beside one of the new entrances (Rue aux Laines) to the Hôpital Saint-Pierre in Brussels. Seutin - who keeps a scalpel in his right hand - was a surgeon in chief of the hospital from 1823 to 1862, as remembered in the French inscriptions engraved on the basament of the statue: "LOUIS-JOSEPH BARON / SEUTIN / CHIRURGIEN EN CHEF / DES / HOPITAUX DE BRUXELLES / DU 1 AVRIL 1823 AU 29 JANVIER 1862". On the lateral sides of the basament we can also read: "NE A NIVELLES / LE 19 OCTOBRE / 1793"(left side) and "DECEDE A BRUXELLES / LE 29 JANVIER 1862"(right side).
On the pedestal of the statue, something can be read about the authorship and date of the sculpture: "Gme GEEFS / STATUAIRE 1875".
- Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l# | (August 2009)
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