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Property of an Important Private Collection, California

Marino Marini

Piccolo cavallo

Auction Closed

May 17, 10:38 PM GMT


800,000 - 1,200,000 USD

Lot Details


Property of an Important Private Collection, California

Marino Marini

1901 - 1980

Piccolo cavallo

stamped with the initials M.M; stamped with the foundry mark Fonderia Artistica Battaglia

hand-chiseled and painted bronze

height: 18½ in.

47 cm.

Conceived circa 1950-53.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Fondazione Marino Marini. 

(probably) Frank Perls, Beverly Hills

Acquired by 1965 by the present owner

Emile Langui, Marino Marini, Amsterdam 1954, pl. 22, illustration of another cast
Helmut Lederer and Eduard Trier, Marino Marini, Stuttgart 1961, pp. 76-77, illustration of another cast
Abraham Marie Hammacher, Marino Marini, Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings, New York 1970, pl. 165, illustration of another cast
Patrick Waldberg, Herbert Read and Gualtieri di San Lazzaro, Marino Marini, Complete Works, Milan 1970, no. 266, p. 363, illustration of another cast
Carlo Pirovano, Marino Marini—Scultore, Milan 1972, no. 272, pl. 272, illustration of another cast
Carlo Pirovano, ed., Marino Marini—Catalogo del Museo San Pancrazio di Florence, Milan 1988, no. 128, p. 140, illustration of another cast
Giovanni Iovane, Marino Marini, Milan 1990, p. 90, illustration of another cast
Marco Meneguzzo, Marino Marini—Cavalli e Cavalieri, Milan 1997, no. 52, p. 218, illustration of another cast
Giovanni Carandente, Marino Marini, Catalogue Raisonné of the Sculptures, Milan 1998, no. 332, p. 235, illustration of another cast in color

Santa Barbara, University of California Art Gallery, 62 Works of Art from Santa Barbara and Vicinity: A Selection of Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, 1965, no. 57, illustrated

Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Selections from Santa Barbara Area Collections, 1968

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