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François-Leon Sicard
French, 1862–1934
Cast bronze
H. 35 1/2 in. x W. 22 in. x L. 14 in.
Metz 663b

An elusive artist, François Sicard may have been active in the Loire region of France in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mentions of two bronze public sculpture commissions are found in Australia, both commemorating events or alliances of the First World War: for example, a figure of Apollo on the Archibald Fountain, recognizing the alliance between Australia and France in WWI.

Sicard may have specialized in the types of allegorical themes, such as this Victory, which made his work attractive to prospective clients of public sculpture.

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