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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 460

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUSTS OF ORFEO AND CORINNA

    BY E. SANTARELLI, 1832

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUSTS OF ORFEO AND CORINNA
    BY E. SANTARELLI, 1832
    Each signed and dated 'E. Santarelli Fece l'A. 1832', each on waisted circular socle and with the name of the sitter inscribed in a cartouche below the truncation
    Orfeo: 24 in. (61 cm.) high
    Corinna: 24 in. (61 cm.) high (2)


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    Emilio Santarelli (1801-1886) worked under Thorvaldson in Rome for some time before returning to his native Florence to continue in the workshop of his father Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1758-1826).
    Well known for his busts and figures of historical subject matter, his life-size statue of Michelangelo is in the Uffizi. Santarelli also drew inspiration from classical subjects as in the present pair of busts depicting the lyrical poets Corinna and Orfeo.

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