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Jean-Marie-Joseph Magrou
FRENCH
LE GENIE LATIN (LATIN GENIUS)
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Jean-Marie-Joseph Magrou
FRENCH
LE GENIE LATIN (LATIN GENIUS)
JUMP TO LOT

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Jean-Marie-Joseph Magrou
1869 - 1945
FRENCH
LE GENIE LATIN (LATIN GENIUS)
signed and dated: JEAN MAGROU / 1921 and stamped: SIOT.DECAUVILLE.PARIS and numbered: 968K

bronze, dark brown patina
94cm., 37in. 
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Catalogue Note

Jean Marie Joseph Magrou studied under Injalbert and exhibited at the Paris Salon, where he received several medals for his work, including a gold medal in 1926. He was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. The present work, imbued with a severe classicism, is a bronze version of Magrou's Monument au génie latin, which was placed in the gardens of the Palais-Royal in 1921. It was later moved to Béziers, Magrou's hometown. The pedestal of the monument shows the Roman She-Wolf and has an inscription in Latin. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France holds a photograph of the monument in its original location (available at: https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b53067999n; last accessed 04/11/2018).

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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