‘Gloria Victis’ – A Fine Patinated Bronze Sculpture of Gloria Carrying the Angel Victis, after a Model by Marius-Jean-Antonin Mercié, Cast by Ferdinand Barbedienne.
The draped figure of Gloria carrying the angel Victis, on a naturalistic base. Parcel-gilt and brown patinated bronze. Titled to the base ‘Gloria Victis’ and inscribed ‘A. Mercié’ and ‘F. Barbedienne, Fondeur’. The underside stamped ‘330’ and ‘H’. The figure is raised on its original velvet covered stepped plinth.
French, Circa 1880.