Antonin Mercié French, Quand Même

MARIUS-JEAN-ANTONIN MERCIE (1845-1916)
BARBEDIENNE FOUNDRY (worked from 1838-1952)

Antonin Mercié French, Quand Même

1845 to 1916 France

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A very fine bronze, mid-brown patina, signed A. Mercie and F. BARBEDIENNE Fondeur Paris 385, and with the Achille Collas réduction méchanique pastille.

After the success of his celebrated bronze group Gloria Victis at the Salon of 1874, Mercié's best-known work was the present allegorical group Quand Même, which was erected in 1884 on the Place d'Armes in Belfort, in commemoration of the courage of the citizens of the town during the Prussian invasion of 1870. The original full-size plaster model was exhibited at the Salon in 1884 and, due to its tremendous popularity, was subsequently cast in bronze in four sizes by Ferdinand Barbedienne. The present example is the largest cast of this model created.
Dimensions
Height 126.00 cm (49.61 inches)
Stock Code
1858
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