French Sculpture Census

photo credit : Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
artist © : public domain

MERCIÉ, Antonin
Toulouse, Haute-Garonne 1845 - Paris 1916

Maker: Barbedienne

Gloria Victis
Gloria Victis

model c. 1874, cast after 1879

55 1/8 x 33 1/8 x 26 1/2
on top of self-base, near left foot of running figure: A. MERCIÉ
incised in the model on front rim of self-base: GLORIA VICTIS
incised on rear rim of self-base: F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur

Acc. No. : 1985.52.1
Credit Line : Andrew W. Mellon Fund

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, The National Gallery of Art


  • England, Private collection
  • 1985, 26 November, New York, Shepherd Gallery Associates, in association with Ramon Osuna, of Osuna Gallery, Washington, purchased by NGA


  • Museum's website, 26 April 2012
  • 1994 NGA Sculpture Catalogue
    Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, p. 149, repro.
  • 2000 Butler and Lindsay
    Ruth Butler, and Suzanne Glover Lindsay, with Alison Luchs, Douglas Lewis, Cynthia J. Mills, and Jeffrey Weidman. European Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, D.C., 2000, p. 292-297, color repr.


  • 1985 New York
    Nineteenth Century French and Western European Sculpture in Bronze and Other Media, Shepherd Gallery, New York, 1985, no. 66
  • 1990 Richmond
    Antonin Mercié: Sculptor of the Lee Monument - The French Academic Tradition, Marsh Gallery, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1990, p. 12-14