Marble Bust by Antonio Frilli, Italian 19th C. Artist
Peso Priced Item .. Antonio Frilli (1860 - 1920), was a Florentine sculptor working in marble and alabaster. He founded the Frilli Gallery in 1860, as a studio and art atelier in Florence and specialized in Belle Epoque subjects. An astute businessman, Frilli ensured that his gallery participated in many World Fairs, garnering international attention and taking home awards and prizes throughout the year. In 1904, he posthumously won the Grand Prix at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis for his marble sculpture of "Woman Lying on a Hammock," which showcased his exceptional talent and skill. This figure has been compared to a young Caesar Agustus .. I have included a photo of a Roman sculpture of the young Caesar for you to compare.. This measures 21" tall and 11 12' across at the shoulders .. there are some minor chips where the scultpure meets the plynth.. Signed on the verso.
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