Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié ( 1845 - 1916 )
DAVID VAINQUEUR DE GOLIATH (modeled in Rome)
Original size, nude version (1869-1870)
Salon in 1872 (original plaster ) & Universal Exhibitions in 1873, 1878 (bronze, Orsay)
Bronze, richly dark red brown pantina
H : 186 cm, L : 85 cm, D : 80 cm
Lifetime cast signed "A.Mercié", cast by "E.Gruet Jne Fondeur Paris"(inscription), probably the example for the artist. Only life size nude bronze example identified with the one in the musée d'Orsay.
Provenance : former Auguste Lumière collection and descendance, udb 210623.
Circa : 1894-1910
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