‘La belle Italienne’ A large Carrara Marble Bust of a Veiled Lady, on a Vert de Mer Marble Base

£ 13500

Signed & dated 1888 by renowned Italian sculptor Cesare Lapini (1848 – 1910) Firenze
73.5cm High including its serpentine marble socle (with old paper data label attached).
Provenance: ex-Rozenfeld Collection Belgium.
Cesare Lapini: Born in Florence 1848, became one of the leading sculptors of his generation. His marble portrait busts, widely admired for the delicacy, refinement, technique, and the emotional quality with which he imbued in his figurative work, sold with great success in his gallery in Florence, to travelers on the Grand Tour, including the aristocracy and minor royalty.
He exhibited a number of sculptures at the ‘Esposizione Generale Italiana di Torino’ in 1884, also exhibiting in Rome in 1888.
Note: The column used in the images is not included with the bust; this is separate item of stock. For more information see reference number 22098

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