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Details & Cataloguing

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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Italian, 19th century
ALLEGORY OF SPRING
signed: R. RICCO. FECE
white marble, on a veined pink marble base
109cm., 43in. overall
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Catalogue Note

This finely carved marble shows particular skill in the detailed carving of the flowers and the intricacies of the drapery. Represented in a gentle contrapposto pose, and with idealised face and hair, the figure is indebted to the Neoclassical style. However, a closer connection can be seen with Italian Romantic genre sculpture of the 19th century. Compare in particular to a figure of Autumn by Pasquale Romanelli (op. cit., fig. 1605).

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli scultori italiani dell’ottocento e del primo novecento, vol. 2, Borgaro, 2003, p. 815

19th & 20th Century Sculpture, including works from Cecil Howard’s Studio

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London