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19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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Giovanni Nicolini
1872 - 1956
ITALIAN
EBBRO (NYMPH AND SATYR)
signed: g.Nicolini and inscribed: [...] T. LAGUNA / NAPOLI
bronze, green, brown patina
41 by 65cm., 16 1/8  by 25 5/8 in.
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Provenance

The artist;
by descent to his widow, Marcella Colignon-Nicolini;
her sale, to Pietro Palmieri, 28 January 1958;
by descent to his son, Alarico Palmieri;
acquired by the present owner in 1999

Description

Born and raised in Palermo, Nicolini studied under Vincenzo Ragusa at the Museo Artistico Industriale. He later moved to Rome to work for Giulio Monteverde, where he won the National prize with his relief of Le Marie al Sepolcro and the sculptures La Meditazione and Il risveglio. His oeuvre ranges from  literary to historical and mythological subjects. He is mostly known for his sculptures in Rome, such as La Calabria (1907) and Trionfo Politico (1911). In London, his work Credi a me is kept at the Tate Gallery. Nicolini exhibited a work titled 'Satiro e Ninfa' in San Francisco in 1915, which may refer to the present lot (op. cit. p. 652).

 RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani dell’Ottocento e del Primo Novecento, vol. 2, p. 651-652.

19th & 20th Century Sculpture

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