Bronzed Plaster Portrait Bust of Dantes Alighieri (1265-1321)

Bronzed Plaster Portrait Bust of Dantes Alighieri (1265-1321)

c. 1890 to 1900 Italy

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Bronzed Plaster Portrait Bust of Dantes Alighieri (1265-1321)
Cast after a bronze by Sabatino de Angelis et Fils who worked in Naples in the late 19th century and were well known for casting replicas of famous antiquities in the Museo di Napoli.
Italian, circa 1890 - 1900
Height 13” (33cm) Width 17” (43cm) Depth 7” (18cm)
Stock No.8861
The Neapolitan bronze foundry of Sabatino de Angelis & Fils acquired much success in the latter years of the 19th century from reproducing replicas of both artifacts and sculptures from antiquity. They specialised in casting, in plaster and bronze, souvenirs from the Grand Tour, both full scale reproductions of ancient bronzes to much smaller household items. Collaborating with another top quality foundry of the time, Fonderia Chiurazzi, they supplied many national and international museums with hundreds of reproductions for their collections.

Durante degli Alighieri, known as Dante (c1265 – 1321) was a major Italian poet of the Middle Ages. His ‘Divine Comedy’ is widely considered to be the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language and a masterpiece of world literature. He is known in Italy as Il Sommo Poeta – the Supreme Poet – and is also hailed as the Father of the Italian Language.
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8861
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