Large French Silver Shooting medal.

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Large French Silver Shooting medal.

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France – silver shooting medal by Henri Dubois obv. Marianne `REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE` rev. four figures engraved `SOUVENIE D`UN AMI` Avril 1919 in its original box of issue.
5 cm across.. UNC in original fitted case. .. and on the Reverse.. A naked boy holding a wreath and leaning on a shield, the with the above description – a souvenir of Friendship.. dated April 1919.. in the background a number of men shooting at a contest.
Henri Alfred Auguste Dubois: (born in Rome/Italy, 1859-1943) was the son of the medallist Alphée Dubois. He was pupil to his father, to Chapu and to Falguière. In 1878 Dubois competed for the Prix de Rome for which he received a second prize award. He exhibited at the Salon de Paris from 1880 to 1901, received a third-class medal in 1888, a travel grant the same year, a second-class medal in 1893 and a first-class medal in 1898. Dubois was awarded a silver medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900 and was made a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1903. His works are in the collection of the Musée Luxembourg in Paris