24 April 2003
An Italian marble figure of a young woman, entitled 'Sopresa', on pedestal
By Cesare Lapini, Florence, Dated 1883
Inscribed C. Lapini Firenze 1883 and with title to the front, on a mottled green marble fluted columnar pedestal
The figure: 32¾ in. (83.2 cm.) high; The pedestal: 44 in. (111.7 cm.) high (2)
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Cesare Lapini (d.1888) was born in Florence in 1848 and exhibited in Rome in 1888. He was celebrated as a sculptor of genre figures and groups and excelled in his portrayal of young children.
Please note, as catalogued, this lot comes with a dark green marble pedestal, not the onyx one in the catalogue illustration.
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