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    Sale 2808

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    15 - 16 December 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 535

    A BRONZE FIGURE OF DAVID

    CAST BY BARBEDIENNE FROM THE REDUCED MODEL NUMBER 3 BY ANTONIN MERCIE (FRENCH, 1795-1875), LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A BRONZE FIGURE OF DAVID
    CAST BY BARBEDIENNE FROM THE REDUCED MODEL NUMBER 3 BY ANTONIN MERCIE (FRENCH, 1795-1875), LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The base signed A. Mercié and F.BARBEDIENNE, FONDEUR with the COLLAS reduction stamp
    73 cm. high


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    Mercié executed his composition of David with the head of Goliath in plaster at the Villa Medici in Rome in 1869-1870. In the Paris Salon of 1872 it won him a first class medal. Life-size bronze casts are in Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Musée Toulouse and at the University of Copenhagen. Barbedienne edited this model in six sizes of which the present lot is one.

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