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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 366

    AN ITALIAN MARBLE FIGURE OF AMENAIDE, FROM 'TANCREDI'

    BY RINALDO RINALDI, MID-19TH CENTURY

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    AN ITALIAN MARBLE FIGURE OF AMENAIDE, FROM 'TANCREDI'
    BY RINALDO RINALDI, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Signed R. Rinaldi F.
    28½ in. (72.3 cm.) high


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    Born in Padua in 1793, Rinaldo Rinaldi studied at the Academy of Arts in Venice under the direction of Pietrò Zandomeneghi and in 1812 went on to study under Canova. A portraitist and monument sculptor, Rinaldi received several public commissions, including figures of Adonis and Titian for the vestibule of the Academy of Venice. He exhibited regularly in Rome and at the 1854 Turin Exhibition.

    Based on Volaire's Tancrède, Gioachino Rossini's operatic masterpiece recounts the tale of the tragic lovers Amenaide and Tancredi. Here Rinaldi depicts a forlorn Amenaide who awaits her lover's return from battle in Syracuse.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A MASSACHUSETTS PRIVATE COLLECTION