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

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

Height: 36.62 in. (93 cm)
Width: 23.63 in. (60 cm)
Depth: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
Full Description


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.

Batch 46 1/2 R HEKZZ
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