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Lot 0420
Vittorio Caradossi
(Italian/Florence, 1861-1918)

"The Nereids"

carved alabaster
the nymphs of the sea sinuously twisting against a rocky outcropping, signed at back, on a thin black marble base.
h. 37-1/2" w. 15-1/2", d. 18", base h. 1-1/2"

Notes: Caradossi attended the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze, studying under the acclaimed sculptor Augusto Rivalta (1837-1925). Eschewing the grand historicizing monuments espoused by his teacher, Caradossi specialized in Classical or Allegorical depictions of the elegant nude female form. These exquisitely carved sculptures are surprisingly complex in composition, with entwined, twisting figures.

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Vittorio Caradossi (Italian/Florence, 1861-1918)

Estimate $6,000 - $9,000Jul 28, 2018