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    Sale 1052


    15 - 16 May 2004, Sydney

  • Lot 422

    DONATO BARCAGLIA (Italian, 1849-1930)

    Amore Accieca (Love Blinded)

    Price Realised  

    DONATO BARCAGLIA (Italian, 1849-1930)
    Amore Accieca (Love Blinded)
    signed 'D. BARCAGLIA' (on base)
    142.2 cm high
    Executed in 1875

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    Barcaglia was renowned for his exceptional talent in depicting the female form in marble. The last vestiges of neo-classicism which influenced his early work were soon replaced by a personal form of verisimilitude. In Amore Accieca Barcaglia imbues this large marble with the crisp attention to detail and the emphasis on movement and technical virtuosity that established his reputation. The sensual swerving contra-posto leads the viewer around and up to the figure of the playful cupid.

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    anon. sale, Christie's, New York, The Age of Elegance, 6 May 1999, lot 34
    Anderson Gallery, New York


    V. Vicari, Gil Scultori Italiani dal Neoclassicismo al Liberty, Lodi, 1990, p. 50.
    A. Panzetta, Dizionario Degli Scultori Italiana Dell'Ottocento e del primo Novecento, Turin, 1994, p.19


    [Possibly] Florence, Esposizione Fiorentina, 1875.