Monumental masterfully bronze figure of Mercury, God of Dealers was executed in the end of 19th cenrtury by good listed French sculptor Raymond Sudre (1870 Perpignan - 1864). He studied by Mercie and Falguiere, exhibited in Paris since 1894 in the Salon des Artistes Francais, Salon dHiver.Pirze in Rome in 1900, medaille of sec.class in 1902. His sculpture situated in museums of Paris (Mus. de Bagatelle, Mus. de petit palais and in mus. of Perpignon.
Literature: Benezit "Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs"; Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler.."
Inscription: signed on the base , original bronze plaque in French "Depart de Mercure", Prix de Concour, Ecole de Beaux - Arts, Paris".
Technique: bronze, brown patina.
Measurements: w 37 1/3" (95 cm ).
Condition : in very good condition.