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A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUSTS OF ORFEO AND CORINNA
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A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUSTS OF ORFEO AND CORINNA

BY E. SANTARELLI, 1832

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN CARVED WHITE MARBLE BUSTS OF ORFEO AND CORINNA
BY E. SANTARELLI, 1832
Each signed and dated 'E. Santarelli Fece l'A. 1832', each on waisted circular socle and with the name of the sitter inscribed in a cartouche below the truncation
Orfeo: 24 in. (61 cm.) high
Corinna: 24 in. (61 cm.) high (2)
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Emilio Santarelli (1801-1886) worked under Thorvaldson in Rome for some time before returning to his native Florence to continue in the workshop of his father Giovanni Antonio Santarelli (1758-1826).
Well known for his busts and figures of historical subject matter, his life-size statue of Michelangelo is in the Uffizi. Santarelli also drew inspiration from classical subjects as in the present pair of busts depicting the lyrical poets Corinna and Orfeo.

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