Gloria Victis! (Glory to the Vanquished)

Marius Jean Antonin Mercie, French, 1845 - 1916
F. Barbédienne Foundry, Paris

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after 1874, cast after 1879

Bronze

Overall: 42 5/16 × 25 3/16 × 18 7/8 in. (107.5 × 64 × 48 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940

S.999.5.2

Geography

Place Made: France, Europe

Period

19th century

Object Name

Sculpture

Research Area

Sculpture

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed, in metal, on ground beneath raised figure: A. MERCIE; inscribed, in metal, across front of base: GLORIA VICTUS; inscribed, on base, beneath drapery: F. BARBEDIENNE, Fondeur. Stamped, on base, beneath winged figure's extended foot: [Man's profile, facing right] encircled, from lower left to top to lower right: REDUCTION MECANIQUE; beneath man's profile A. COLLAS / [illeg.]

Course History

ARTH 51, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Katie Hornstein, Fall 2012

ARTH 51, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Katie Hornstein, Fall 2012

WRIT 5, Poor Taste, William Boyer, Winter 2014

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2014

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Fall 2014

FREN 8, Exploring French Culture and Language, Annabelle Cone, Winter 2015

SART 23, Figure Sculpture, Leslie Fry, Spring 2019

Exhibition History

A Space for Dialogue 34, Images of War, Christina Duncan Evans, Class of 1954 Intern, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 24-December 3, 2006.

Emulating Antiquity: Nineteenth-century European Sculpture, Engles Family Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-February 16, 2020.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, August 24, 2002-September 21, 2003.

Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, June 8-August 15, 1999.

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, August 26, 1999-May 1, 2000.

The Beauty of the Bronze: Selections from the Hood Museum of Art, Gene Y. Kim Class of 1985 Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 13, 2012-March 18, 2014.

Publication History

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 92-93, ill. pp. 92/93, no. 43.

Provenance

Steve Newman, Stamford, Connecticut; sold to present collection, 1999.

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