• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURAL GROUP OF A CHILD AND ENFANT

    BY RAIMONDO PEREDA, MILAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN ITALIAN WHITE MARBLE FIGURAL GROUP OF A CHILD AND ENFANT
    BY RAIMONDO PEREDA, MILAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The base signed 'R. Pereda/Milano'
    46 in. (117 cm.) high


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    Raimondo Pereda (1840-1915) was born in Lugano and studied at the Accademia de Brera in Milan. He exhibited in Munich from 1870 to 1884 and at the Paris Salon in 1879-80. His works were also shown in Parma and London, at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876 and at the 1889 Paris Exposition Universelle. Known as 'Big Sister' or 'Attenzione, è bollente!' another example of this model sold, 'Property from the Estate of Rochelle Sepenuk', Sotheby's, New York, 21 October 2008, lot 110 ($40,625).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    Panzetta, Dizionario Degli Scultori Italiani Dell'Ottocento, Turin, 1994, vol. II, p. 623 (another example illustrated).