31 October 1996
A bronze portrait study of Elena D'Orleans, duchess of D'aosta
Cast after the model by Pietro Canonica, circa 1904
Standing serenely, clasping a large feather fan
14¼in. (35.8cm.) high
signed in the maquette Canonica
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Francesco Sapori, Pietro Canonica Scultore, Rome, 1960, p.13, terracotta study for this figure illustrated.
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