Toulouse 1848 - Paris 1916

"Gloria Victis", bronze with brown & gilded sheen. Signed on the terrace and marked for Barbedienne founder in Paris.
Size: H 93 cm 
French school, circa 1874.

Litr.  Gloria Vicits is without a doubt the most famous sculpture by the artist.  Mercié exhibited for the first time this model at the Salon of 1874 and achieved a massive popular succes. The following museums have a Gloria Victis bronze in their collections: Orsay, Châcons, Cherbourg, Petit Paleis (Paris), Rouen, Toulouse, Berlin, Copenhague, Bordeaux, Walsal (UK) & Waschington DC.