Cast bronze group and published by Barbedienne around 1880 from the original plaster model created in 1872 and having obtained a gold medal at the Salon in 1874. This work is a powerful tribute to the defeated heroes of the Franco-Prussian War representing a winged Glory (Fame) about to rise, taking a fallen soldier at their feet, at their feet an olive branch (symbol of peace) and an owl (wisdom).Beautiful general condition, patina of original medal and gold elements, wear of use in accordance with its age, slight mark of assembly on the left arm of the hero. Base in red marble cherry small restoration on the back part of the base. The 13 cm high marble base is not included in the indicated height.
Antonin Mercié was born in Toulouse (1845/1916) student of Jouffroy and Falguière, he obtained the Grand Prix de Rome during his stay at the Villa Medici in 1874, considered a major artist of his time, his sculptures are present in many public places, medalist of the Legion of Honor he was also president of the Society of French Artists.
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