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Gloria Victus, Signed A. Mercie, Barbedienne, 19th Century

$20,081.72

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A fine quality 19th century bronze statue of 'Gloria Victus' by A. Mercie, Gloria Victis ("glory to the vanquished") is a sculpture by Antonin Mercié. Many casts, with different finishes, exist of the group. That pictured here is seen at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Another example of the statue can be found in Bordeaux, France, where it faces Saint André's Cathedral. One is found, for example, at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, where the statue overlooks the museum's Winter Garden. Mercié designed this sculpture following France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War. He intended to honor those French soldiers who had fallen in the conflict, especially his friend, the artist Henri Regnault (1843–1871). Upon France's defeat, Mercié changed the hero's head from lifted to fallen.

Details

  • Creator
    J.A. Mercie 1 (Sculptor)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 36.62 in. (93 cm)Width: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Depth: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Brighton, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Batch 46 1/2 R HEKZZ1stDibs: LU1227220825822

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    Ships From: Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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