GIRL WITH A GOAT
signed: A. Gory / Paris
29 by 71cm., 11⅜ by 28in.
Overall the condition of the marble is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a slight sheen to the surface. There are a few chips along the bottom edge.
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The Florentine Affortunato Gori was a pupil of Augusto Rivalta. Whilst few details of his life are known, his work appears to have had a wide following. He exhibited a number of times at the Paris Salon between 1904 to 1923. The present playful lot shows a girl with short curls and a headband - a hairstyle commonly depicted by Gori, and fitting to the first two decades of the 20th century - compare also to probably Gori's best known work, the Oriental Dancer, lot 97 in this sale.
A. Panzetta, Nuovo dizionario degli scultori Italiani dell'ottocento e del primo novecento da Antonio Canova ad Arturo Martini, Turin, 2003, p. 441