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19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Gelindo Monzini
1840-1914
ITALIAN
BUST OF FLORA
signed and dated: Gelindo Monzini / Scolpi. 1876. / Milano
white marble
61cm., 24in.
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Catalogue Note

The present bust is carved with the highest attention to detail, the abundance of flowers in the hair and around the edge demonstrating exceptional quality. Gelindo Monzini, active in Milan, started exhibiting at the Società Promotrice Delle Belle Arti in Turin from 1868. Afterwards, he exhibited in several Italian cities, including Rome and Naples, and is recorded to have showcased in London several times from 1873. A bust of Flora was presented in Rome in 1883, and, although the present bust predates this by several years, it is possibly the same one. 

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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London