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Alfredo Morelli
ITALIAN
SNAKE CHARMER
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
25
Alfredo Morelli
ITALIAN
SNAKE CHARMER
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Alfredo Morelli
19TH/20TH CENTURY
ITALIAN
SNAKE CHARMER
signed: A. Morelli / Florence
bronze, black patina, and white marble, on a nero portoro marble base
44.5cm., 17½in. 
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Catalogue Note

Alfredo Morelli was active in Florence, where he studied at the Institute of Art. As a student, he was able to participate in several international exhibitions, including in Antwerp and Haarlem. In 1898, Morelli is recorded to have participated in a competition to design the funerary monument of Rossini in Santa Croce in Florence. The combination of bronze and marble in the present sculpture shows Morelli's readiness to experiment with different techniques and materials. 

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani dell'Ottocento e del Primo Novecento, Turin, 2003, vol. 2, p. 589

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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