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Pasquale Romanelli (Florence 1812-1887 Florence)
Italian, dated 1853
BUST OF A VESTAL
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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429

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pasquale Romanelli (Florence 1812-1887 Florence)
Italian, dated 1853
BUST OF A VESTAL
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pasquale Romanelli (Florence 1812-1887 Florence)
Italian, dated 1853
BUST OF A VESTAL
 
signed and dated P: ROMANELLI FECE FIRENZE 1853
white marble, on variegated reddish marble columnar pedestal
height of bust 28 in.; 71.12 cm., height of faux marble column 45  1/4  in.; 114.94 cm.
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Provenance

Purchased in New York City in the 1920s;
By descent to the present owners

Catalogue Note

The Florentine sculptor Pasquale Romanelli achieved an international reputation for his finely carved mythological and biblical marble figures. He began his training at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence with Luigi Pampaloni and then with the foremost Tuscan neoclassical sculptor, Lorenzo Bartolini. Remaining in Bartolini’s favor, the two sculptor's collaborated and, upon the master’s death in 1850, Romanelli became the successor to his studio.

Romanelli also executed numerous important commissions for monuments, such as those to Vittorio Fossombroni in Arezzo, Masi in Pavia, and Demidoff in Florence. Romanelli’s final tribute to his master, Bartolini’s tomb monument, is housed in Santa Croce in Florence. After Romanelli’s death in 1887, his son Raffaello and grandson Romano took over his workshop and continued his legacy. 

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo dizionario degli scultori italiani, Turin, 2003, p. 781, p. 815

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