Jean Baptiste Eugene Farochon, a French medallist and sculptor, born in Paris in 1807. He studied under David, early executed busts, small statues, and medallions, received a prize in 1835, studied in Italy as a pensioner of the academy, and on his return to Paris gained reputation by his medallions. Devoting himself to statuary, he produced in 1859 his masterpiece,The Mother," which was again exhibited in 1807. Since 1863 he has been professor at the school of fine arts.