Gloria Victis by Mercie – French Bronze Sculpture of Angel Carrying Fallen Soldier



Condition: This sculpture is in perfect condition. Bronze Dimensions with Marble Base: Height 27″ X Width 15″Marble Dimensions: Diameter 8″ Height without base:24″Weight:35 LBS Inventory:42B05521024Original or Reproduction: Reproduction
This impressive sculpture, titled “Gloria Victis,” depicts a fearless and majestic Grecian Angel, serving as a messenger of the gods in mythology and becoming the savior of a dying hero. Crafted as a reproduction by the renowned artist Mercie, the sculpture carries profound symbolism, particularly associated with France’s defeat in the Franco-Prussian War, as indicated by the broken sword and fallen head of the hero.

The Grecian Angel, representing victory and glory, stands as a testament to the resilience and spirit of those faced with adversity. The sculpture is mounted on a dignified black marble base, adding to its visual impact and providing a stable foundation.

Originally presented in plaster form, Mercie’s creation garnered acclaim, winning a medal at the 1874 Paris Salon. The casting process employed for this bronze reproduction is the esteemed “Lost Wax Method,” ensuring meticulous detail and faithful reproduction of the artist’s vision.

The artist’s signature, Mercie, authenticates the reproduction, attesting to its origin and artistic merit. Whether displayed as a standalone masterpiece or integrated into a broader collection, this reproduction of “Gloria Victis” captivates viewers with its narrative depth, emotional resonance, and timeless artistic expression.


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