Thursday 15 February 2024

Italian master to be auctioned in North Tyneside


Lot 3.  
A 19th century quarter length marble bust of a lady, with braided hair and wearing a cross, resting upon a circular socle, Antonio Galli (1811-1861), signed Consigliere Accademico FF CE, bears date 1856, H 64cm, W 40cm
Estimate £800-£1,200
For Auction 21st February 2024

Antonio Galli (1811-1861)  was a 19th century Italian sculptor.

He married Celestine Laurence Marie de L'Isle a French mezzo-soprano when she was 15, her stage name became Galli-Marie.

Examples of his work can be seen at the Gallery of Modern Art in Milan and the Palazzo di Brera where he worked with Luigi Marchesi.

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