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EDOUARD ROSSI (1867-1926) Full Bio

Oriental Dancer

EDOUARD ROSSI (1867-1926) Full Bio

Oriental Dancer

REF No. B74610

Italy, Circa 1920

H   44 cm | 17 in

Signed and numbered to the bronze 'Rossi, 3763'.

Eduardo Rossi was a celebrated Italian sculptor born in Naples in 1867, who is best known for his figurative work.

He studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli and exhibited widely during the late 19th and early 20th century in Italy and abroad. His first celebrated piece, a bronze statue of a fisherman struggling with an octopus, was awarded with a medal of honour in Barcelona and was subsequently purchased by the city. The original version of the work in plaster earned the first prize at the Rome Exhibition of 1895-1896.

Rossi contributed to the Florentine Art and Flower Exhibition with a bronze figure of a slave, which was highly praised by critics. He also took part in the Triennial Exhibition of the Society of Fine Arts at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 1891, exhibiting a bronze head of ‘Pasquale di Santa Lucia’. In 1904, he took part in the exhibition "Italian Exhibition Earl's Court" in London, organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in London, showing the sculptures ‘Woman’, ‘Polypus Fisherman’ and ‘Capri Girl’.

He died in 1926.

 

Bryan Catley, 'Art Deco and Other Figures', Antique Collectors' Club, 2003, pg. 312 for a similar study.

Artist Biography

Eduardo Rossi was a celebrated Italian sculptor born in Naples in 1867, who is best known for his figurative work.

He studied at Accademia di Belle Arti di Napoli and exhibited widely during the late 19th and early 20th century in Italy and abroad. His first celebrated piece, a bronze statue of a fisherman struggling with an octopus, was awarded with a medal of honour in Barcelona and was subsequently purchased by the city. The original version of the work in plaster earned the first prize at the Rome Exhibition of 1895-1896.

Rossi contributed to the Florentine Art and Flower Exhibition with a bronze figure of a slave, which was highly praised by critics. He also took part in the Triennial Exhibition of the Society of Fine Arts at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan in 1891, exhibiting a bronze head of ‘Pasquale di Santa Lucia’. In 1904, he took part in the exhibition "Italian Exhibition Earl's Court" in London, organized by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in London, showing the sculptures ‘Woman’, ‘Polypus Fisherman’ and ‘Capri Girl’.

He died in 1926.

 

Literature

Bryan Catley, 'Art Deco and Other Figures', Antique Collectors' Club, 2003, pg. 312 for a similar study.

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