1863 - 1947
ALLEGORY OF MUSIC
signed and dated: A. WEINERT. SC. / 1924
196 by 110cm., 77⅛ by 43¼in
There is dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The surface is not polished and has a probably original textured surface with a network of chisel lines, which may be intended to denote shade. The back has a slightly unfinished appearance. The left putto's proper right arm is reattached at the elbow and there is a restored break in the middle of the music score. There are glue residues hered. There are yellow residues to the surface throughout, particularly at the crevices and around the edges and corners of the base. There are chips and abrasions, particularly around the base. There are dirt residues and some staining, particularly to the base and some high points. There is veining to the marble consistent with the material including to the woman's legs. There are sticker residues to the woman's chest and lyre. There is a loss to the front of the base. There are some further minor abrasions including to the right putto's flute.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Albert Weinert moved to the United States in 1886, after attending the Royal Academy in Leipzig and the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He lived in San Francisco for a while, but finally settled in New York, opening a studio in the Bronx. Weinert is the author of several public monuments across the United States, including the Haymarket Martyrs' Monument in Chicago. The present lifesize marble owes much to earlier Neoclassicism, and further appears to have been inspired by the famous Cantoria (singers' gallery) by Luca della Robbia, originally in the Duomo in Florence.