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AN ITALIAN PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'WEDDED'
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AN ITALIAN PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'WEDDED'

CAST FROM A MODEL BY GIOVANNI BATTISTA AMENDOLA, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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AN ITALIAN PATINATED BRONZE FIGURAL GROUP ENTITLED 'WEDDED'
CAST FROM A MODEL BY GIOVANNI BATTISTA AMENDOLA, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Signed Modelled by G.B. Amendola/from the picture of/Sir Frederick Leighton
28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high

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Though trained in Naples under Angelini, Giovanni Battista Amendola (d. 1887) is probably best known in a British context for the sculptures he created after the paintings of his fellow artists at the Royal Academy where he was a regular exhibitor. Through his close friendship with Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema he was introduced to Lord Frederick Leighton, whose 1882 oil-on-canvas entitled Wedded became the subject of Amendola's most celebrated work. An example of this model is illustrated in A. Panzetta, Dizionario degli scultori Italiani dell'ottocento, 1989, p. 115, pl. 3.

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