“Return from the Fields” by Eugene Laurent (FFrench, 1832-98)
Eugène Laurent is born in Gray in April 1832. He exhibited for the first time at the Salon in 1861 and regularly attended until 1893. The sculptor presents busts and plaster or bronze medallions. He exhibits Psyche in 1886 and in 1890 a marble figure Joan of Arc. He also is the author of the Monument to Jacques Callot in Nancy and a statue of François Boucher, located on the second floor on the front side of the Paris city hall.