A. Lazzoni a Pair of 17th Century White Carrara Marble Putti Sculptures

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A stunning pair of Roman Baroque period white Carrara marble chubby faced cherubs, both signed on the base AL. Carrarien (Andrea Lazzoni). This pair of putti figurines are sculpted in the round. The sculptures are extremely detailed with very natural and truthful facial expressions and an awesome sense of motion due to the position of each putto and the movement of the drapes. The figurative sculptures are enriched with architectural details, both putti have a pair of wings and are represented standing next to two urn shaped vases one holds in his hand a heart and the other a cupid's dart. Each cherub sculpture is made from a single block of pure and solid Carrara marble in fact the oval base where they rest is part of the sculpture itself. It is likely that the sculptures were executed in Rome under ecclesiastical patron. The importance of Rome as a center of attraction of artists from Carrara has been known since mid-16th century. The connection between Rome and the tuscan town, famous for its precious marble, continues throughout the 17th century. In that time Rome was the most popular artistic centre, that’s why along with raw materials, even the artists moved from Carrara to Rome. Andrea Lazzoni was one of the most famous among these artists. Andrea Lazzoni was a very well known sculptor. The Lazzoni have been sculptures for generations. Andrea’s father, Giovanni, was the official artist at the Este Court and he was also involved in several Vatican’s churches works. Andrea and his brother Tommaso have followed in their father's footsteps. Andrea was appreciated both by the nobility and by the highest ecclesiastics of his time. His son became a sculptor too. Our putti are signed “AL. Carrarien” (that means Andrea Lazzoni from Carrara). These sculptures are very similar to those in the altarpiece of Massa’s Cathedral, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, sculpted by Andrea Lazzoni and his brother Tommaso between 1688–1691. Our sculptures are also very similar to the ones that framed the Pinturicchio’s fresco in SS. Sacramento Chapel in the Cathedral of Massa. Measures: Height 55 cm, Width 40 cm Bibliography: Sui Lazzoni cfr. Cristiano Giometti, s. v. Lazzoni, Giovanni, [in:] DBI, vol. LXIV, Roma 2005, pp. 255–258. G. Campori, Memorie biografiche degli scultori, architetti, pittori ecc...nativi di Carrara e di altri luoghi della provincia di Massa, Modena 1873, pag. 144 F. Federici, La diffusione della “prattica romana”: il cardinale Alderano Cybo e le chiese di Massa (1640-1700), published in “Atti e Memorie della Deputazione di Storia Patria per le antiche Provincie Modenesi”, s. XI - v. XXV, 2003, pp. 315-389
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55H x 40W x 40D
Dimensions (inch):
21,65H x 15,75W x 15,75D
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Excellent;
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Galleria Esposito- Putti Lazzoni
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