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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 410

    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF 'DAVID VAINQUER'

    CIRCA 1890, AFTER ANTONIN MERCIE (1795-1875), CAST BY BARBEDIENNE

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    A FRENCH BRONZE FIGURE OF 'DAVID VAINQUER'
    CIRCA 1890, AFTER ANTONIN MERCIE (1795-1875), CAST BY BARBEDIENNE
    Inscribed 'Mercie' and with foundry stamp 'F.BARBEDIENNE/FOUNDEUR'
    29 in. (73.7 cm.) high


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    Mercie's David earned the artist a first class medal as well as the rank of Chevalier de legion d'honneur at the Paris Salon of 1872.
    The life size version of Merci's David is in the permanent collection of the Muse D'Orsay, Paris.

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