ORAZIO ANDREONI | VEILED VESTAL VIRGIN
VEILED VESTAL VIRGIN
signed: Studio O, Andreoni/ Roma.
height of sculpture 36in.; 91.5cm.; height of the green marble pedestal 36¾ in.; 93.5cm.
Standard naturally occurring inclusions in marble. Very minor chipping in flowers. Delicately carved.
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Based in Rome, Andreoni sent his works for exhibition to Glasgow (1888) and Berlin (1892) and is believed to have been active for a time in America. This exposure established his international reputation.
He specialised in historical and biblical subjects and his expertise with the chisel is evident here in the virtuoso handling of veil, delicately falling over the figure's body.
Alfonso Panzetta, Nuovo dizionario degli scultori italiani, Turin, 2003, vol. I, p.30