Antonio Frilli


Antonio Frilli (c1880-1920), belonged to a tradition of distinguished 19th Century Florentine sculptors that comprised amongst others Cesare Lapini (1848-1893), Guglielmo Pugi (1850–1915), and Ferdinando Vichi (1875–1945).

He founded his eponymous gallery in Florence in 1860 and specialised in producing decorative sculpture for the international market in both marble and alabaster, including copies after Ancient, Renaissance and Neoclassical compositions, including Antonio Canova’s celebrated Three Graces, as well as creating ambitious original works.

He is first recorded as exhibiting at the 'Esposizione Nazionale di Roma' in 1883, after which he exhibited in Glasgow (1888) and Paris (1889).