Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié (French, 1845-1916)
DAVID WITH THE HEAD OF GOLIATH
height 43.9" — 111.5 cm.
signed A. MERCIE in the mould, numbered 29 and inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur. Paris, circular seal mark REDUCTION MECHANIQUE A. COLLAS BREVETE
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Mercié’s original composition in plaster of David Vainqueur de Goliath was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1872, where it won a first class medal. The Barbedienne catalogue lists four sizes of this subject, the present lot being an example of the largest.
Department: Decorative Arts