Augusto Rivalta (1837 - 1925) - Sculpture, woman in prayer - Bronze (patinated) - Late 19th century

Description
Augusto Rivalta (1837 - 1925) - Sculpture, woman in prayer - Bronze (patinated) - Late 19th century
Italy

Sculpture by Augusto Rivalta of a praying woman. Height 41 cm without base, with base 44.5 cm. Lower part of the sculpture: 29 x 15 cm.
Small missing parts on the marble base. Rivalta, Augusto - sculptor (Alessandria 1837 - Florence 1925). Some of his monuments are in Rome, Genoa, Livorno, Sanpierdarena and other towns. Since 1859, in Florence, he was a student of G. Duprè and since 1870 he taught at the Academy of Fine Arts. He created many commemorative monuments, among which those to Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel II in Livorno, to Mazzini and Garibaldi in Chiavari, to Ricasoli and Cavour in Florence, the group “La forza” for the Vittoriano in Rome. He also made many busts, small bronzes, etc. He followed the veristic trend with academic eclecticism. His son Carlo (Florence 1887 - 1941), his student, was a good portraitist. The “Anteo” bronze is kept in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Milan, and “Baccanale” in the Lima museum (1904). Other works of his are also in the Modern Art Gallery of Florence.

Lot details
Object
Sculpture, woman in prayer
Material
Bronze (patinated)
Designer/ Artist
Augusto Rivalta (1837 - 1925)
Estimated Period
Late 19th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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