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A Venetian white marble bust of a bearded elderly gentleman, 18th century
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A Venetian white marble bust of a bearded elderly gentleman, 18th century

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A Venetian white marble bust of a bearded elderly gentleman, 18th century
Possibly the circle of Orazio Marinali, the reverse unfinished, on variegated Sienna marble socle, damages -- 16½in. (42cm.) overall
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The style of the present bust, with its unflinching emphasis upon the effects of ageing, suggests that the sculptor was familiar with the work of Orazio Marinali (1643-1720), who was celebrated for his almost caricatural physiognomic studies.
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