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Antonin Mercié (1845-1916) c. 1880
* 1817 † 1891
Woodburytype print on paper, mounted on album sheet
Size of sheet: 25 x 16.5 cm. Size of plate: 11.8 x 8.2 cm. Antonin Mercié was a French sculptor. He was awarded the Prix de Rome at 23 and was later elected to the French Academy. He is responsible for numerous bronzes adorning Parisian buildings, parks and cemeteries, such as The Genius of the Arts on the façade of the Louvre. His most famous work is his bronze statue of David at the Musée d’Orsay. Another copy of this image is in the collection of the LA County Museum of Art.