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Vincenzo Gemito

Italy (Napoli 1852 -  1929 ) Wikipedia® : Vincenzo Gemito
GEMITO Vincenzo The Fisher Boy

Leland Little /Jun 13, 2015
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Vincenzo Gemito - L'acquaiolo (water Vendor)

Vincenzo Gemito - L'acquaiolo (water Vendor)

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Lot number: 93
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Vincenzo Gemito 1852 - 1929 ITALIAN L'ACQUAIOLO (WATER VENDOR) inscribed:  DALL ORIGINALE / PROP TA   DEL RE DI NAPOLI / SM FRANCESCO II / NAPOLI GEMITO,  and: PROPRIETA / ARTISTICA. at the back of the base, and numbered: 120 to the underside bronze, mid-brown patina 55cm., 21 5/8 in.
Vincenzo Gemito - Mask Of Alexander The Great

Vincenzo Gemito - Mask Of Alexander The Great

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Lot number: 114
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Vincenzo Gemito 1852 - 1929 ITALIAN MASK OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT signed: V. GEMITO bronze, dark brown patina, on a bronze socle and a veined green marble base bronze: 51cm., 20 1/8 in. overall base: 1.9cm., ¾in. Provenance family of Vincenzo Gemito; by descent to the artist's daughter, Giuseppina Gemito; private collection, Italy Literature E. Somaré and A. Schettini, Gemito, 1944, pp. 201 and 213, fig. 53 Catalogue Note The subject of Alexander the Great preoccupied Vincenzo Gemito for a decade. During this period he returned to the legendary conqueror time and again, producing some of his most iconic works. The series began with a pencil drawing made in 1912, shortly after the sculptor emerged from the twenty years of seclusion which followed a mental breakdown. The drawing was inspired by a small bronze of Alexander the Macedonian in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples. The Mask of Alexander was created around 1920 alongside profiles of the hero in high and low relief. These works were the product of ten years' focus on the subject. In that time Gemito had sought out fourteen different antique portraits of Alexander to study. He famously concluded that ‘When I saw Alexander and found that he resembled what I had created I realised that if an artist is ignorant of the past he can never produce a masterpiece.’’ The Mask of Alexander differs from the two reliefs in the style of the modelling. Both the high relief bust (terracotta in the Galleria Nazionale d’’Arte Moderna inv. 5043) and the low relief medallion are characterised by a delineation of form and a jewel-like level of detail. The Mask, in contrast, preserves the immediacy of the artist’’s conception as he worked the clay. Unusually, the mask includes the curious iconography of Alexander’’s horns: an emblem of the emperor which originates from his conquest of Egypt and his association with the Ram god Ammon. As Mantura notes, Gemito found a source for the imagery in a small Pompeiian bust of a satyr in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale (inv. 5306), whose horns likewise emerge from locks of hair. The present bronze is the first cast of the model and was preserved in the artist’’s collection and later by his heirs. At one time it was owned by the artist’’s daughter Giuseppina who recalled her father’’s obsession with Alexander in an interview published by Corriere della Sera on 1 September 1938. She told the journalist, Raffaele Carrieri, that she ‘grew up with Alexander’’ and claimed that ‘Papa was closer to Alexander than to me, his own daughter.’’ A wax version of the Mask with slight variations was acquired by the Galleria d’’Arte Moderna from Giuseppina in 1938 (inv. 1038). Another bronze cast is in the Accademia di Belle Arti in Naples and a further cast, formerly in the Minozzi collection, was included in the 2009 exhibition of Gemito’’s works at the Villa Pignatelli, Naples. RELATED LITERATURE M. Pagano, Gemito, exh. cat. Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, Naples, 2009, pp. 210-17, nos. 80-86; B. Mantura, Temi di Vincenzo Gemito, Rome, 1989, pp. 127-128
Vincenzo Gemito -  Bust Of A Neapolitan Maiden

Vincenzo Gemito - Bust Of A Neapolitan Maiden

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Lot number: 574
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Vincenzo Gemito, 1852 - 1929 La Jeune Napolitaine AN ITALIAN, NAPLES, 19TH CENTURY GILT BRONZE BUST OF A NEAPOLITAN MAIDEN, BY VINCENZO GEMITO, SIGNED; ON A MARBLE BASE signé V. GEMITO buste en bronze à patine doré; sur une base en marbre Haut. (totale) 46,5 cm; height (overall) 18 1/3 in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Collection Chines, Rome Literature K.Mc Arthur, K.Ganz, Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929), Drawings and Sculpture in Naples and Rome, New York, 2000, p. 66, n° 30. Catalogue Note Un exemplaire du même modèle se trouve à la Galleria d'Arte Moderna de Milan (inv. n° 6532). See More See Less
Vincenzo Gemito - The Fisher Boy

Vincenzo Gemito - The Fisher Boy

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Lot number: 759
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Lot 759: Vincenzo Gemito (It., 1852-1929), The Fisher Boy Vincenzo Gemito (1852-1929) bronze on a marble base, the bronze signed "Gemito," with brass presentation plaque to base reading "All' A Ammiraglio J. J. Ballentine / la Citta di Napoli / Napoli, 5 Febbraio 1951." HOA 9.25 in. The fisher boy, or Pescatorello, was Gemito's favorite subject and he created many variations of the figure. This bronze was presented to the Admiral when he served as Commander, Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. From the Estate of Admiral John Jennings Ballentine (1896-1970)
Vincenzo Gemito - Busts

Vincenzo Gemito - Busts

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Lot number: 183
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Pair of Vincenzo Gemito bronze busts. A pair of Vincenzo Gemito (Italy 1852-1929) bronze busts. ++ Scugnizzo. Foundry mark on l.front. fonderia Gemito Napoli & signed GEMITO on back base. 7 1/4". ++ Il vecchio prete (the old priest). Foundry mark on l.front. fonderia Gemito Napoli & signed GEMITO on back base. 6 3/4".
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