late c19th early c20th signed bronze bust study of dante

Late C19th/ early C20th signed bronze bust study of Dante .


Price

£425

Item Ref

ML 167

Description

Late C19th/early C20th signed bronze bust study of Dante .
Depicting the Italian poet ,statesman and theorist , Durante deli Alighieri , known as Dante, of the late Middle Ages in typical pose , mounted on a rectangular plinth base .
His work "Divine Comedy", is widely considered to be the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature.
The shoulders inscribed "Dantes" , whilst the front of the plinth block bears an inscription from his work "The Divine Comedy" . "Amore che move il sole e altre stelle"......"The love that moves the sun and other stars".
Signed and inscribed to rear by the sculptor , "G. Varlese , Napoli"
Good consistent dark patina , has casting fault/hole to top rear of head.
H 8"
W 8"
D 4"
Italy, Naples c.1900
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Internal Ref: ML 167


Dimensions

Height = 20 cm (8")
Width = 20 cm (8")
Depth = 10 cm (4")



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