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Alessandro Laforêt
ITALIAN
GIUSEPPE VERDI
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
17
Alessandro Laforêt
ITALIAN
GIUSEPPE VERDI
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Alessandro Laforêt
1863-1937
ITALIAN
GIUSEPPE VERDI
singed: Laforet and with an old label to the reverse: 56/14
bronze, dark brown patina
52cm., 20½in.
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Catalogue Note

Alessandro Laforêt studied at the Brera Academy in Milan under Francesco Barzaghi and Ambrogio Borghi. Upon his return from a year in Paris, in 1897, he was awarded the Tantardini prize for a marble entitled La cucitrice, which would become his most famous work. In 1902, Laforêt's sketch for a monument to Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste was chosen amongst the 76 competition entries and this fine model is most probably a sketch for the monument, which has stood in Piazza San Giovanni, Trieste, since 1906.

RELATED LITERATURE
F. Franco, 'Alessandro Laforet', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Rome, 2004, vol. 63

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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