Dal modello di Giovanni De Martino (1870-1935) - Sculpture, Urchin - Bronze - Mid 20th century

Description
Dal modello di Giovanni De Martino (1870-1935) - Sculpture, Urchin - Bronze - Mid 20th century
Italy

Bronze sculpture by master Giovanni De Martino depicting ‘Lo scugnizzo napoletano’.
Dimensions:
- Height (including marble base) 48 cm
- Width 22 cm
- Base height 12.5 x 13.5 cm
Weight: 10.00 kg.
Artist’s signature on the sculpture (as shown in photos).
In very good condition.

Please note: Giovanni de Martino (1870-1935) studied in Naples at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples. At a very young age, he moved to Paris where he executed small sculptural groups, frequently exhibiting at the ‘Salon de Paris’, where he won the Louvre Museum prize for the bronze work ‘Le Pêcheur de criquets’ (The Fisherman of Locusts, Naples, private collection). 
After he went back to Naples, he returned to a socialist realism and devoted himself to the production of sculptures depicting typical Neapolitan types, in particular street urchins, ‘scugnizzi’, young boys, and young fishermen. 
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Lot details
Object
Sculpture, Urchin
Material
Bronze
Designer/ Artist
Dal modello di Giovanni De Martino (1870-1935)
Estimated Period
Mid 20th century
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of ageing
Dimensions
48×22×48 cm
Weight
10 kg
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