Cookies help Arcadja providing its services: browsing the portal you accept their use.
I cookies aiutano Arcadja a fornire i suoi servizi: navigando nel portale ne accettate l'utilizzo.
Cookies disclosure/Informativa cookies

  • Art Auctions, Ventes aux Encheres Art, Kunstauctionen, Subastas Arte, Leilões de Arte, Аукционы искусства, Aste
  • Research
  • Services
  • Enrollment
    • Enrollment
  • Arcadja
  • Search author
  • Login

Pasquale Romanelli

Italy (1812 -  1887 )
ROMANELLI Pasquale Italian Odalisque

Sotheby's
Jul 12, 2017
Find artworks, auction results, sale prices and pictures of Pasquale Romanelli at auctions worldwide.
Go to the complete price list of works Follow the artist with our email alert
Artworks in Arcadja
40

Some works of Pasquale Romanelli

Extracted between 40 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Pasquale Romanelli - Italian Odalisque

Pasquale Romanelli - Italian Odalisque

Original 1871
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 46
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Pasquale Romanelli ITALIAN ODALISQUE (SULAMITIDE) 1812 - 1887 signed and dated: P. Romanelli / Fece 1871 and the medallions of the headdress inscribed: SU LA MI TI DE white marble, on a verde antico column marble: 109cm., 42 7/8in. column: 97cm., 38 1/4 in. Catalogue Note The Florentine sculptor Pasquale Romanelli achieved an international reputation for his finely carved mythological and biblical marble figures. Romanelli began his training at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence under Luigi Pampaloni but was soon taught by the foremost Tuscan neoclassical sculptor, Lorenzo Bartolini. He subsequently became Bartolini\\’s collaborator and, upon the master\\’s death in 1850, the successor of his studio. Romanelli\\’s mythological and allegorical compositions were highly prized by a cosmopolitan clientele, and he exhibited select models in Paris. In addition to collectors\\’ marbles, Romanelli executed numerous important commissions for monuments, such as those to Vittorio Fossombroni in Arezzo, Masi in Pavia, and Demidoff in Florence. Romanelli\\’s final tribute to his master, Bartolini\\’s tomb monument, is housed in the Church of Santa Croce in Florence. After Romanelli\\’s death in 1887, his son Raffaello and grandson Romano continued his legacy which lives on to the present day; the Romanelli studio, now a private museum, remains a rare survival in Florence. The present marble is a very beautifully executed figure of an Odalisque, a popular type of 19th century Orientalism. An Odalisque is a female slave, a member of a Turkish harem. Particularly detailed and fine carving can be seen in the strands of hair, the folds and pattern of the fabric and the flower held in the proper left hand. The marble epitomises Romanelli\\’s ideas of sculpture. The subject of the marble, Sulamitide, is inspired by the 18th century author Giuseppe Maria Ercolani\\’s play La Sulamitide boschereccia sagra di Neralco - pastore arcade, published in 1732, about a son of the king of Egypt during the time of Solomon. This marble compares closely with one of Romanelli\\’s most famous models of the kneeling figure Ruth. Both the present model and Ruth were later copied by Pasquale\\’s son Raffaello. A version of the Sulamitide by Raffaello, was sold at Sotheby\\’s London on 16 November 2006, lot 44. RELATED LITERATURE V. Vicario, Gli Scultori Italiani dal Neoclassicismo al Liberty, Pomerio, 1994, vol. 2, pp. 897-900 46 Pasquale Romanelli signed and dated: P. Romanelli / Fece 1871 and the medallions of the headdress inscribed: SU LA MI TI DE white marble, on a verde antico column marble: 109cm., 42 7/8in. column: 97cm., 38 1/4 in.
Pasquale Romanelli - Figure Of A Classical Maiden

Pasquale Romanelli - Figure Of A Classical Maiden

Original
Estimate:

Price:

Lot number: 561
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Pasquale Romanelli (Italian, 1812-1887): A sculpted white marble figure of a classical maiden, possibly allegorical of Summer the semi-clad figure wearing a floral wreath and holding flowers in her drapery, a flower basket at her feet, on circular base, signed and dated Pasquale Romanelli, 1857, raised on a later circular sectional circular and canted dwarf column plinth, the figure 58cm high, the plinth, 19cm high approximately (2)
Pasquale Romanelli - Dick Whittington And His Cat

Pasquale Romanelli - Dick Whittington And His Cat

Original 1870
Estimate:

Price:

Gross Price
Lot number: 41
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
ITALIAN
DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
P. Romane
lli
/ Faceva / 1870
signed and dated:
P. Romane
lli
/ Faceva / 1870
, and the column inscribed:
WHITTINGTON / AND HIS CAT

white marble, on a veined green marble column

figure: 113cm., 44 1/2 in.

column: 92cm., 36 1/4 in.
Pasquale Romanelli - Ruth

Pasquale Romanelli - Ruth

Original 1824
Estimate:

Price:

Gross Price
Lot number: 67
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Pasquale Romanelli Italian, 1812 - 1887
RUTH
signed
Prof. Romanelli/ Firenze

white marble, on granite pedestal

height 45 1/2 in.

116 cm
The Florentine sculptor Pasquale Romanelli achieved an international reputation for his finely carved mythological and biblical marble figures with
Ruth

among his most celebrated, a fitting choice of inspiration as among Old Testament heroines, Ruth is perhaps the most romanticised. The eponymous character of the Book of Ruth is a Moabitess married to an Israeli husband, whose family has relocated to Moab. Following the deaths of most family members including Ruth\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’s husband, the widowed young woman bravely decides to depart for Israel with her mother-in-law, Naomi, despite being a foreigner: \“where you go, I will go.\” In Bethlehem, she becomes a hard-working gleaner on a field belonging to Boaz, a distant relative. Boaz so admires Ruth\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’s sense of duty towards her family that he asks for her hand in marriage, and they have a family of their own.
Ruth was a popular subject among 19th-century sculptors active in Italy, notably Giovanni Battista Lombardi and the American Randolph Rogers, whose famous depiction of the gleaning heroine is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no. 99.7.1). Romanelli\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’s model precedes those by Lombardi and Rogers, having been exhibited in Paris in 1851. It is this Ruth who arguably best conveys the character\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’s piety and modesty. Ruth is believably caught in the act of her physically demanding work. Her romantic relationship with Boaz is hinted at through the longing upwards gaze. The present marble exhibits Romanelli\’\’\’\’\’\’\’\’s attention to detail in the highly realistic carving of the wheat and the beautifully modelled hair and headdress.
Another example of
Ruth
was sold in these rooms, November 3, 2015, lot 73.
Pasquale Romanelli - Venus And Cupid

Pasquale Romanelli - Venus And Cupid

Original
Estimate:

Price:

Gross Price
Lot number: 52
Other WORKS AT AUCTION
Description:
Pasquale Romanelli
1812 - 1887
ITALIAN
VENUS AND CUPID
signed: Prof. P. Romanelli Florence / Maison H. Merlini Rue Taitbout 18 Paris
white marble, on a veined red marble and white marble column base
group: 108cm., 42 1/2 in.
column: 104cm., 41in.
Catalogue Note
The Florentine sculptor Pasquale Romanelli achieved an international reputation for his finely carved mythological and biblical marble figures. Romanelli began his training at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence under Luigi Pampaloni but was soon taught by the foremost Tuscan neoclassical sculptor, Lorenzo Bartolini. Finding Bartolini's favour, he went on to become his collaborator and, upon the master's death in 1850, the successor of his studio. Romanelli\’\’s mythological and allegorical compositions were highly prized by a cosmopolitan clientele, and he exhibited select models in Paris. In addition to collectors' marbles, Romanelli executed numerous important commissions for monuments, such as those to Vittorio Fossombroni in Arezzo, Masi in Pavia, and Demidoff in Florence. After Romanelli's death in 1887, his son Raffaello and grandson Romano continued his legacy which lives on to the present day; the Romanelli studio, now a museum, remains a rare survival in Florence.
The present marble group is an enchanting example of the Florentine habit of combining classical subjects with the playful sentimentality of genre pieces.
RELATED LITERATURE A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli scultori italiani dell\’\’ ottocento e del primo novecento, vol. 2, Borgaro, 2003, p. 781
Arcadja LogoServices
Subscription
Advertising
Sponsored Auctions
Subscription

Arcadja
Our Product
Follow Arcadja on Facebook
Follow Arcadja on Twitter
Follow Arcadja on Google+
Follow Arcadja on Pinterest
Follow Arcadja on Tumblr