Alfredo Pina Italian Modernist Marble Sculpture of Nude Woman(343 views)
Description: A marble statue signed by Alfredo Pina (1883-1966). A student of Auguste Rodin, was a sculpture of Italian origin. He created portrait busts, among others, Beethoven and Wagner, further figurative and animal sculptures. His famous bust of Victor Hugo is located int eh Metropolitan Museum in New York. He was born in 1883 in Milan. He studied in Milan at the Academia di Brera. After he won the national Grand Prize for sculpture di Brera, he opened his own studio in the French capital. Between 1909 and 1910 he studied with Auguste Rodin. This figure of a nude woman on an outcropping of rock is 16” tall and the base is 7” x 8”. Signed on the side of the base “A. Pina”. Condition: the marble has never been cleaned. The base is hollow with the back panel of the base removable with two bolts. This particular form was copied in bronze and appears on the market occasionally. It was cast in various sizes. This very muscular woman is pulling her hair over hear head; kneeling on one knee. The defined musculature of this figure is almost male like in appearance. The figure appears to be young, perhaps under 20 years old. This statue weight 24.5 lbs.
Condition Report: Probably needs to be cleaned.
Provenance: From a Newport Rhode Island Estate
Dimensions: 16" x 7" x 8"
Artist or Maker: Alfredo Pina
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