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Marius Jean Antonin Merci} (French

Auction:
2106
Lot:
332
Sold for:
$2,300$2,000

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Auction:
Sale #2106 - 2106
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 06, 2001 10:00AM

Description:

Marius Jean Antonin Merci} (French, 1845-1916) Quand Meme/Bronze Military Figural Group, with F. Barbedienne mold incised mark, and A. Collas hammer seal, depicting a woman supporting a wounded soldier, and taking up his rifle, brown patina, ht. 24 1/4 in., together with a black slate plinth. Note: Subject described by Berman in Volume IV of Bronzes: Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930, page 1196, figure 4828, as "an Alsacian [sic] mother seizes the musket falling from the hands of her wounded son and stands on the defense against the Germanic foe."
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Marius Jean Antonin Merci, Quand Meme/Bronze Military Figural Group, Bronze sculpture, Hammer