New York, Park Avenue
25 October 1996
Donatello Barcaglia (Italian, 1849-1930)
'VERGOGNOSA', A Marble Figure
signed 'D. Barcaglia Milano' and titled 'Vergognosa'
66in. (167.7cm.) high
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A. Panzetta, Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani dell' Ottocento e del Primo Novecento, Vol I, Torino, 1990, p. 33
Barcaglia's early works were public commissions and funerary monuments in Milan and Trieste. His best known and most commercially successful sculpture were carvings of more decorative nature, such as the present lot which depicts a bashful maiden.
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