Charles Louis Eugène
Running Elephant, 1890–1900
Cast bronze, ivory
H. 17 in. x W. 9 1/16 in. x L. 29 1/8 in.
A student of the sculptors Aube and Gauthier, no record
exists that Virion attended the Ècole des Beaux-Arts,
but he began to exhibit at the Salon des Artistes Français
in 1886. He won an honorable mention in 1893 and a bronze
medal at the Exposition Universelle.