UNIVERS DU BRONZE
Founded in 1986, the Univers du Bronze Gallery mainly exhibits bronzes by major sculptors of the last two centuries, 19th and 20th. The artists exhibited include Barye, Bugatti, Carpeaux, Degas, Giacometti, Laurens, Lipchitz, Maillol, Rodin…
Michel Poletti and Alain Richarme have published several catalogues raisonné on Barye, Carpeaux…
David vainqueur de Goliath
Circa : 1894-1910
Bronze, richly dark red brown patina.
H : 186 cm, L : 85 cm, D : 80 cm
Lifetime cast signed «A.Mercié»,
cast by «E.Gruet Jne Fondeur Paris»(inscription),
probably the example for the artist.
Only nude original size bronze identified with the example in the musée d’Orsay.
Former Auguste Lumière Collection
then by descendance up to UDB
(inventory number 210623)