Beg. of 20th cent. Bronze with golden and light brown patina, h. 60 cm, on plinth sign. 'Math. Moreau Hors Concours', foundary mark 'E. Codeau Paris'. - French sculptor, studied by his father J.-B. Moreau and by Claude Ramey and Albert Dumont. Created especially a numerous of sculptures and monuments of Paris prestigious buildings such as the Paris Opera and the Tuileries Garden. - Mus.: Paris (Musée d'Orsay), Dijon, Marseille. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker.