Memorial

Eugène Ysaÿe Eugène Ysaye

Plaque: Eugène Ysaÿe

Eugène Ysaÿe. Born in Liege 16 July 1858, lived in this house and died here, 12 May 1931

His friends and admirers, 12 May 1951

Original inscription:

EUGÈNE
YSAYE
NÉ À LIÈGE LE 16 JUILLET 1858
VÉCUT DANS CETTE MAISON
ET Y MOURUT LE 12 MAI 1931

SES AMIS ET ADMIRATEURS
LE 12 MAI 1951

Chosen as a featured memorial in August 2002 because it is such an imaginative plaque. There aren’t many plaques where one would really like to know the sculptor but this is one. S/he has attempted something different. It may be difficult to see in the photograph (taken late in the day with the sun and the lettering casting long, confusing, shadows) but behind the lettering there is an incised violin with a broken neck and a violin bridge has been placed at each corner. All this on a pseudo-ancient manuscript with age-damaged edges. Not your average plaque.

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1190, avenue Brugmann, 48

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Eugène Ysaye

Composer, violinist. Created the music competition which first bore his name...

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