MERCIE, Antonin, (French, 1845-1916): ''David Aprés Le Combat'', also known as David Vainqueur, Bronze, signed, 30'' h. This sculpture brought Mercié a Medal of the First Class, and the Croix de la Légion d' Honneur; he achieved this while still a student, the only to do so. Also signed with F. Barbedienne Foundry Paris. 29 1/2'' h. x 9 1/2'' base.