"Bronze Medallion By Jean Magrou (1869-1945)"Bust of a man in profile.
Bronze medallionwith nuanced dark brown patina on a gilded wooden support.
Signed and dedicated "A Mr Fescourt, affectueyx souvenir" .
Dated 1896 and signed "J. Magrou".
Born in the city of Béziers, south of France, Jean Marie Joseph Magrou studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris where he was admitted to the studio of Jean-Antoine Injalbert (1845-1933) also from Béziers. He exhibited at the Salon of French artists from 1893 and obtained a 3rd class medal in 1895. He obtained a second prize from Rome in 1892 but gave up his stay at the Villa Medici.
His works are present in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts of the city of Beziersand its monuments are present in the cities of Montpellier, Clermont-l'Hérault, Gignac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, etc ...