Overall Height: 61 in / 155 cm
Marble Sculpture Height: 26.5 in / 67 cm
Standing on a turned Verte de Mer circular pedestal, the subject, sculpted in white Carrara marble, the ‘Love of the land’ Cupid emerges from a sylvan cocoon, adorned with foliage and foliates. Entitled to the front, and signed and dated 1885 Firenze, to the reverse.
Cesare Lapini (1848-1888) is listed in volume 8 of Benezit’s ‘Dictionary of Artists’. Published by Editions Gründ, 2006, he is noted as being born in Florence, and exhibiting in Rome in 1888, shortly before his death.REF No. 8571
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