Madame Chapeau - Brussels, Belgium
Posted by: Metro2
N 50° 50.699 E 004° 20.909
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Quick Description: Madame Chapeau is a character (and a male transvestite) from a play and a warning to potential pickpocket victims.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 2:55:03 PM
Waymark Code: WME8TD
Located at the corner of the Rue du Midi and the Sparrow Street in Brussels, this sculpture depicts a woman (look closer and you can discern male features) who is counting her money..while walking with her large handbag that has baguettes sticking out. The statue is in an area in Brussels known for frequent pickpockets...and acts as a warning. The character is apparently well known from the Theatre Royal. The artist is Tom Frantzen.
This website (visit link) informs us about the character in French. The character is from a play "Bossemans Coppenolle" by Joris d'Hanswyck et Paul Van Stalle. The play was also made into a movie in 1938.
This website (visit link
) has additional photos.
Location description: corner of the Rue du Midi and the Sparrow Street in Brussels,
Statue's Subject: Madame Chapeau
Artist: Tom Frantzen
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!