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Pio Fedi

Il Genio della Pesca (The Genius of Fishing)

Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection

Pio Fedi

Pio Fedi

Il Genio della Pesca (The Genius of Fishing)

Il Genio della Pesca (The Genius of Fishing)

Magnificent Marbles from a Private American Collection

Pio Fedi

Italian

1816 - 1892

Il Genio della Pesca (The Genius of Fishing)


signed and dated: PIO FEDI SCULPTORE FACEVA IN FIRENZE 1872.

white marble

137cm., 53¾in.

The marble is overall in very good condition. There are some natural inclusions, notably three on the boy's bottom, which have old plaster fill, two on his left buttock, and one on his right thigh. There is some surface dirt, especially in the hair, the net and, in particular, in the deeply carved area on the right side of the dolphin. The finish on the top of the hair is slightly abraded, in contrast to the fine surface polish on the boy's body. 


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Private collection, New Jersey;
its sale, Sotheby's New York, 15 October 2015, lot 91;
Private American Collection