H. 35 1/2 in. x W. 22 in. x L. 14 in.
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.