1 November 2001
An Italian polychrome-patinated bronze of a young fisher-boy
Cast after the model by Giovanni de Martino, Naples, Circa 1900
Standing, scantily clad, holding a crab in his left hand and an urn in his right hand, on a shaped naturalistic base signed de Martino
46 in. (117 cm.) high
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Born in Naples in 1870, Giovanni de Martino became a member of the Institute of Fine Arts, Naples. Examples of his figures and portrait sculpture may be found in the Museum of Modern Art, Rome.
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