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
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