French Sculpture Census

photo credit : The Cleveland Museum of Art
artist © : public domain

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

Maker: Barbedienne

Gloria Victis
[Glory to the Vanquished!]

c. 1880
bronze with gilding

H. 29; without base, H. 28
signed near foot at right: A. MERCIE
inscribed rear: F. BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR
inscribed front of base: GLORIA VICTIS

Acc. No. : 1964.375
Credit Line : Gift of Robert Hays Gries

Cleveland, Ohio, The Cleveland Museum of Art


  • Robert Hays Gries
  • 1964, Gift of Robert Hays Gries


  • Museum's website (accessed May 22, 2017)


  • 1980-1981 Los Angeles/Minneapolis/Detroit/Boston
    The Romantics to Rodin: French Nineteenth Century Sculpture from American Collections, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1980: cat. no. 167, repr. p. 304; traveled to: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1980; The Detroit Institute of Art, 1980-1981; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1981
  • 1987-1988 Cleveland
    Collecting Drawings in England, Cleveland Museum of Art, November 3, 1987-January 17, 1988, no catalogue

Related Works

Musée d'Orsay's website, 18 June 2011:
The monumental bronze (H. 7 feet 21), commissioned by the City of Paris and cast by Thiébaut and Son (from a plaster realized in 1872 at the Villa Medici in Rome), is now at the Musée du Petit Palais, in Paris.
Life size copies exist in Agen, Bordeaux, Châlons-sur-Marne, Cholet, Niort, Copenhagen.
An edition in seven different sizes was made by Barbedienne.