Antonio Frilli (Italian 1860-1920) Art Nouveau Marble bust

Antonio Frilli (Italian 1860-1920) Art Nouveau Marble bust


Orginai Antonio Frilli signed Marble sculpture.

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Elegant sculpture of young woman in summer by Antonio Frilli.

Antonio Frilli was a florentine sculptor. He was very famous for his talent. His workshop opened in 1860 in Florence. His gallery was well known throughout Europe, the United States and Australia. He sculpted for public and private clientel. He took part in several world’s fair exhibitions. He was in Philadelphia for the Centennial exposition in 1876, and in 1881 his statues and garden furnitures were exhibited in the Italian Pavilion in Melbourne Australian. In 1904 after his death, his s on Umberto took part in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, where his father’s works a sculpture “A woman in a hammock” in white Carrara marble- won the Grand prize and six gold medals. In 1999, the same masterpiece was sold by Sotheby’s with an auction estimate of $800,000. More recently Frilli’s 1892 sculpture “Sweet dreams”, which features a life-sized reclining nude in a hammock and was exhibited at Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Fransisco in 1915, was sold at a Los Angeles auction house. A 2103 novel by Gary Rinehart, Nude sleep in a hammock, is a fictionalized account of the statue’s owners since 1892 and how the sculpture affected their fortunes.