Lot 58
  • 58

Cesare Lapini Italian, 1848-after 1893

40,000 - 60,000 USD
72,500 USD
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  • Cesare Lapini
  • La Sorpresa (surprise)
  • signed C: Lapini Firenze ..82 and titled LA SORPRESA
  • Carrara marble
  • height 51 in.
  • 130 cm


Alfonso Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli scultori Italiani dell'ottocento e del primo novecento, G. Canale & C. spa, Borgaro, 2003, p. 513

Catalogue Note

Cesare Lapini was a sculptor of allegorical and genre subjects modeled after Antiquity. He contributed six sculptures to the Esposione Generale Italiana di Torino in 1884, including his Sorpresa. The model of a girl with an open chemise, stepping back from the approaching waves, was extremely popular and carved in various sizes of which the present marble is a particularly large and strong example.