Description

    Young Child with Dog

    Luigi Crippa, Italian (1838-1895)
    Signed and dated on base: L. Crippa and 1877
    Sculpture: 38-1/2 inches high, 18-1/2 inches wide, 21 inches deep
    Marble, wood

    In this large and ambitious figural group representing a child and a retriever, Luigi Crippa's skill in harmonizing complex shapes and forms is amply apparent.

    Crippa achieved considerable celebrity for his work as a sculptor of genre figures of this type. He was born and trained at the Art Academy in Milan, and first exhibited his work in 1859 at the Turin Exposition where his youthful efforts won an award. He received commissions in Rome, Florence, Turin and Milan, where his work in preserved in private and public collections. This fine sculpture is paired with its own wooden, octagonal pedestal with a round white marble top, its dimensions being 38-1/2 inches high, 22-1/2 inches wide, and its top being 1.25 inches high and 20-1/2 inches in diameter.

    Provenance:
    Private collection, Paris.


    Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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