Marius Jean Antonin Merci} (French
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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."