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Nude Girl and Swan Bronze

Circa 1890

About the Item

This stylized figural study captures a young girl restraining a struggling swan trying to take flight purportedly by Marius Jean Antonin Mercié, bearing the incised signature “Mercié” on the base.. The work is quite heavy weighing in about 65 lbs and boasts an opulent dark patina. Unlike his signature work Gloria Victis, that has numerous versions, reproductions and casts, Girl and Swan may be of just a few casts or may be unique. With Barbedienne foundry mark on the tree stump behind the left foot. Mercie used Barbedienne for many of his works. Purchased from Toulouse Antiques from the "The Original Miami Beach Antique Show" 2002. This vetted and venerable show is the best for traditonal academic art and sculpture. Mercié, a native of Toulouse, where he was born in 1845, studied sculpture at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. His work is in the collections of Musée d'Orsay , Art Institute of Chicago, Lourve, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, Musée des Augustins , The Walters Art Museum,
  • Creation Year:
    Circa 1890
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 28.5 in (72.39 cm)Width: 23.25 in (59.06 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU38538555182
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