France, 1872. Bronze casting. On the basis of: signature: ".Mercie». Presented sculpture made by the French sculptor and Marius-Jean-Anttonen Mercier (1845-1916 yy) about 1872, after the heavy defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian war (1870-1871 years.). In stories Israeli lad, who defeated the giant Goliath contains the idea of the revenge of France over the German people, so sculpture as quickly gained popularity. Plaster model was executed more Rome, where Mercier were trained. On returned to Paris it was awarded the Order of the Legion of Honor. Also, the state has ordered a sculpture in bronze in natural size, which was exhibited in Luxembourg Museum. Now it is the Museum d'orsay. The it there is one difference from the common bronze small forms factory Barbadian - no loincloth. On the pedestal is an inscription on the Hebrew “דוד» David. In the hands of the young man holding the sword Goliath, which just cut off his the head. He trample the head of the giant's leg, it element is also present in sculptures Donatello. Guaranteed original. Rare.
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