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Inscription

on top of self-base, near left foot of running figure: A. MERCIÉ; incised in the model on front rim of self-base: GLORIA VICTIS.; incised on rear rim of self-base: F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur

Marks and Labels

FM: Barbedienne

Provenance

Private collection, England;[1] (Shepherd Gallery Associates, New York, in association with Ramon Osuna, of Osuna Gallery, Washington), by 1985; purchased 26 November 1985 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1985
Nineteenth Century French and Western European Sculpture in Bronze and Other Media, Shepherd Gallery, New York, 1985, no. 66.
1990
Antonin Mercié: Sculptor of the Lee Monument - The French Academic Tradition, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1990, pp. 12-14.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 149, repro.
2000
Butler, Ruth, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000: 292-297, color repro.