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Largest Size Made Original Art Deco Nickeled Bronze Sculpture Gennarelli

$27,750

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This impressive model of the nude holding a dove towering 34" high is the largest and rarest size made. A fine original French Art Deco polished nickeled bronze and black Belgian marble statue by Amadeo Gennarelli; signed Gennarelli in the stone base. The figure called "Le messager", the messenger is the original name created by the artist. In addition to the artist's signature, this sculpture bears the original label inscribed with this title and date 5 -1- 1918. Over the years it was also known as “Messenger of Love”, and " The Carrier Pigeon" The statue is a magnificent cast of highly impressive scale. Amedeo Gennarelli was a 20th century artist born in Naples, Italy and died in Paris, France. He settled and worked in Paris France from 1913 to 1930 and exhibited at the Salon, particularly in the 1920s. Gennarelli became a very well known sculptor who worked in bronze, marble, ceramics and on occasion wood. One of his most well-known works is " Le messager ", this model of the nude with bird. Marble base footprint : 7" deep x 7 1/2" wide BIBLIO GRAPHY: Art Deco and other figures by Bryan Catley page 151 for illustration of an example of this model Victor Arwas Art Deco page 158 for illustration of an example of this model. E. Benezit Dictionnaire des Peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et Graveurs --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Amadeo Gennarelli was a pupil of various famous Italian painters and sculptors, most notably Auguste René Rodin ( 1840 – 1917) in Paris. He befriended the Swiss sculptor Auguste Rodo de Niederhausen (1863-1913) and during this time he worked carving marble in his atelier. Gennarelli also worked with the Hebrard foundry learning bronze casting techniques. In Paris Gennarelli displayed at the Salon of 1913 for the first time and continued to exhibit with great success until 1938. .

Details

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)Depth: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1918
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good condition; flea bite imperfections, unnoticeable small old repair on marble base, minor superficial scuffs on bronze, commensurate with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    New York City, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU901327538502

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