"Gloria Victis" by Antonin Mercie (105 cm)


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Item No.: ANT-145
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This incredible masterwork by renowned French sculptor Antonin Mercie (French, 1845-1916), Gloria Victis (Glory to the Victors) is an important and dynamic work of art.  Please click on any image to enlarge it.

 
Created in 1874 following France's defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, this poignant sculpture was designed as a memorial to those French soldiers who lost their lives during the conflict.  Many suspect that the fallen soldier represents Henri Regnault, a fellow sculptor who was tragically killed on the last day of the war.  The beautifully sculpted winged female figure is an allegorical symbol of hope, carrying the fallen warrior in his heroic defeat.  It is a poignant and stunningly rendered statement on the price of war. 
 

This bronze sculpture was lauded as a masterpiece in its time, and even today is considered to be one of the very finest sculptures of 19th century France.  It earned Mercie the medal of honor from the 1874 Paris Salon at the young age of 30, and established his reputation as one of Europe's top sculptors.  Bronze castings of Gloria Victis reside in the collections of many of the world's leading museums.

 
This bronze casting of Gloria Victis measures a substantial 41" (105 cm) high.  It was cast by the famed Ferdinand Barbedienne foundry in Paris in the late 19th century.  Condition of the bronze is very good with only the minor rubbed-off areas of gilding one would expect to see in a sculpture well over 100 years old.
 
This is a fine bronze sculpture, made to the highest standards.  We guarantee your satisfaction.
 
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