Vincenzo Gemito

Italy (Napoli 18521929 ) - Sculptures Wikipedia® - Vincenzo Gemito
GEMITO Vincenzo Figure Of A Painter

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Vincenzo Gemito - Il Vasaio (the Water Carrier)

Vincenzo Gemito - Il Vasaio (the Water Carrier)

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Lot number: 275
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Vincenzo Gemito 1852 - 1929 ITALIAN IL VASAIO (THE WATER CARRIER) sold with a handwritten note by the artist declaring that the present bronze is: la prima fusione dalla cera originale (the first cast from the wax original) and signed and dated: 1 Guigno 1928 Gemito inscribed and signed: - LAVORO - DA - ME - GREATO - / - ED - ESEGUITO - / - GEMITO - and stamped: FONDERIA GEMITO thrice bronze, dark and golden brown patina, on an associated later wood base bronze: 78cm., 30¾in. Acquired directly from the artist by Mr Bellacosa, June 1928; Dr Michele Bagnarelli, Milan, by 1953; the present owner Alessandro Cutolo, 'Il 'Vasaio' di Gemito', Il Mezzogiorno, Naples, 1953/1954 This elegant and beautifully cast bronze is one of the most important sculptures by Gemito to come onto the market in recent years. It is sold with a note in the artist's own hand stating that this is the first cast from the original wax model he produced. The sculpture is particularly rare because it is the prime bronze version of a model of which only two other casts are known: one in the Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan, and another which was sold in these rooms on 12 June 2006, lot 102. Gemito's original wax is also held in the Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Milan (de Marinis, op. cit., figs. 265-67). Compositionally Il Vasaio, which was first conceived as a wax circa 1915, is a development of Gemito's persistent reworking of his famous Acquaiolo originally modelled over forty years earlier. This theme evolved from the svelte contemporary urchin holding a water jug whilst offering forward a drinking cup, through to the more classicising boys and girls holding amphorae in La Sorgente (circa 1908), the present Il Vasaio and the Fanciulla con anfora. The striking features of the head of Vasaio recall Gemito's busts and reliefs of Alexander the Great, but equally relate to the colossal bust of Antinous in the Vatican Museums, Rome, which had been discovered at Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. Gemito was fascinated with the antique throughout his career. The present bronze is further distinguished by its inscription declaring that it is the artist's own creation and design; this detail is not present in the other bronze casts and so underlines the significance of the present bronze as being the prime bronze version. RELATED LITERATURE B. Mantura (ed.), Temi di Vincenzo Gemito, exh. cat., Palazzo Racani Arroni, Spoleto, 1989, no. 153; M. S. de Marinis, Gemito, Rome, 1993, figs.43, 265-67
Vincenzo Gemito - Portrait Of A Young Girl

Vincenzo Gemito - Portrait Of A Young Girl

Original 1920
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Lot number: 20
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Vincenzo Gemito (Naples 1852–1929) Portrait of a Young Girl, signed, dated V. Gemito, 1920, black chalk, grey wash, hightened with white on paper, mounted on board, 40 x 55.5 cm, framed, (GG) Provenance: Marchesa Giulia Albani; Thence by descent to the current owner; Italian private collection.
Vincenzo Gemito - Studies Of The Heads Of Bearded Men

Vincenzo Gemito - Studies Of The Heads Of Bearded Men

Original 1912
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Lot number: 560
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LOT 560 VINCENZO GEMITO NAPLES 1852 - 1929 TWO STUDIES OF THE HEADS OF BEARDED MEN 5,000—7,000 USD measurements measurements note a) 23 by 17 in, 584 by 432 mm; b) 8 5/8 by 5 1/2 in, 220 by 139mm Description a) Pen and brown ink and brown and black wash, over traces ofpencil, on card;signed in pencil: GEMITO ;a) Point of the brush and black wash, over pencil;signed and dated in black ink: GEMITO / 1912 Quantity: 2 PROVENANCE Both with Heim Gallery, London, from whom purchased
Vincenzo Gemito - Figure Of A Painter

Vincenzo Gemito - Figure Of A Painter

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Lot number: 1096
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Italian Bronze Figure of a Painter After a model by Vincenzo Gemito Modeled as a bearded standing man with a palette in one hand and apaint brush in the other, dark brown patina, signed GEMITO andstamped PROPRIETA ARTISTICA. Height 22 inches. Estimate $2,000-3,000 Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, isonly an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact.Doyle New York shall have no responsibility for any error oromission. The absence of a condition statement does not imply thatthe lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear andtear, imperfections or the effects of aging.
Vincenzo Gemito - Medusa

Vincenzo Gemito - Medusa

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Lot number: 93
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Signed: GEMITO CATALOGUE NOTE Vincenzo Gemito created a number of versions of his shield withthe head of Medusa. The first version was a relief within a giltsilver bowl cast in 1909-10, present location unknown. The presentsilver relief relates closely to that first version with the pairof snakes snarling above Medusa's forehead, their tails knottedtogether below her chin, and the wings peeping through her hair.Gemito was an expert silver caster and the precious metal haspicked up all the delicate details of the model including the finelines in the locks of hair and the minute feathering in thewings.This Medusa also relates to the elaborate parcel gilt silver Medusain the Malibu J. Paul Getty Museum. The Getty version which isframed with a snake skin motif, closely follows what may be theinspiration for all Gemito's Medusa reliefs – the cameo of theFarnese Tazza, one the greatest cameos of antiquity housed in theMuseo Archeologico Nazionale in the artist's native Naples.Gemito's wax studies for the head of Medusa are preserved in theCivica Galleria d'Arte moderna in Milan.RELATED LITERATUREFusco, unpaginated; Marinis, tav. 253-4
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