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AN AMERICAN MARBLE BUST ENTITLED 'VENEZIA',

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AN AMERICAN MARBLE BUST ENTITLED 'VENEZIA',

AN AMERICAN MARBLE BUST ENTITLED 'VENEZIA',

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AN AMERICAN MARBLE BUST ENTITLED 'VENEZIA', BY LARKIN GOLDSMITH MEAD, SIGNED 'L.G. MEAD' AND INSCRIBED WITH TITLE ON THE REVERSE 22½in. (57.2cm.) high on a marble socle 3¼in. (9.5cm.) high
Literature
W. Craven, Sculpture in America, New York, 1968, p. 323, fig. 9.7, another example illustrated.
K. Greenthal, American Figurative Sculpture in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1986, pp. 178-80, another example illustrated.
H. Nichols and B. Clark, A Marble Quarry: The James H. Ricau Collection of Sculpture at the Chrysler Museum of Art, New York, 1997, pp. 240-42, another example illustrated.
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One of Larkin Goldsmith Mead's most well known sculptures, Venezia was conceived during the artist's stay in Venice, Italy from 1862 to 1865. Other examples of Venezia are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia; California Historical Society, San Francisco, California; and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

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