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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 267

    AN ITALIAN SCULPTED WHITE MARBLE BUST OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN

    BY PROFESSOR R. ROMANELLI, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN SCULPTED WHITE MARBLE BUST OF A YOUNG GENTLEMAN
    By Professor R. Romanelli, early 20th Century
    Modelled with head slightly to sinister with breasted jacket, shirt and tie, signed 'Professor Romanelli'
    17 in. (43 cm.) high


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    The Romanelli were a family of highly prolific sculptors in Florence during the 19th Century. Born in 1856, Raffaello Romanelli (d.1928), the son of Pasquale, exhibited in the major Italian salons as well as in Paris and London. The workshop of Raffaello and his son Romano continued the lofty reputation first established by Pasquale. Raffaello's chief works are the equestrian statue of Garibaldi in Siena, and the Charles Albert monument in the Quirinale, Rome. His works, mainly genre, historical and classical scenes, can now be found in museums such as the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.

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