Nymph Entwined in a Rosebush
signed and dated 'C. Lapini/1902' (on the base)
5012 in. (128.3 cm.) high
Jeanne D. McNeill Hines Buchanan (1922-2014) and Harold H. Buchanan, Atlanta.
Their estate sale; Ahlers & Ogletree, Atlanta, 16 January 2022, lot 752.
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Cesare Lapini was a sculptor of allegorical and genre subjects and models after the Antique which he sold with great success from his Florence workshop to an elite global clientele during the late 19th century. He exhibited frequently in Rome and extensively at the Exposition universelle in Paris in 1900. The internationally celebrated artist was known for his unique compositions such as those of daintly posed numphs frozen in motion, the inquisitive and mischievous antics of children, and allegorical figures stepping forward to take off in flight such as Cupid and Pysche sold at Christie’s, New York, 13 October 2021, lot 20. In 1904, a version of this model was exhibitied at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition or World's Fair in St. Louis.

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