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Cesare Lapini


A celebrated sculptor of genre figures and groups, Cesare Lapini (1848-1893) was born in Florence and enjoyed a successful career as a sculptor of busts and statues, especially of young women. Lapini exhibited six works at the Esposizione Generale Italiana in Turin in 1884, including 'Sorpresa', and exhibited in Rome in 1888. After his death, his successful workshop became the Galleria Lapini which was still operating in 1900, and exhibited an impressive number of statues at the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle.