An attractive early 20th Century Italian Art Deco silvered bronze figure of a naked kneeling beauty holding aloft a dove in her hand, exhibiting excellent detail and very fine detail. Raised on a portoro marble base and signed A. Gennarelli
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Height: 61 cm
Width: 53 cm
Depth: 16 cm
Condition: Excellent Original Condition
Materials: Silvered Bronze & Marble
Book Ref: Art Deco & Other Figures by Bryan Catley
Gennarelli, Amadeo (1881-1943) - Gennarelli was an Italian sculptor born in Naples. In 1909, he moved to Paris to spend the rest of his life there to live and work and was a pupil of Francesco Jerace. In Paris he was in contact with many artists/sculptors during the "Roaring Twenties". He was a member of the ‘Société des Artistes Francais' for which he regularly took part in the Salons. He became a well known sculptor who worked in bronze, marble, ceramics and on occasion, wood. Two of his more well-known works are "Carrier Pigeon" and "Towards Destiny". This example of a young man riding a motorcycle is particularly rare and characterises the freedom, speed and motion that was so prevalent in the Art Deco era.