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By Gory, Affortunato (Italian, active 1895-1925)
Carved by the prestigious Italian artist, Affortunato Gory, this sculpture creatively combines ormolu and marble to produce a truly beautiful work of art.
The sculpture depicts the bust of a young woman, with her head turned slightly to the right. She gazes upwards into the distance, and has a peaceful expression on her face. The woman’s neck, face and wavy tied-up hair have been finely carved from pure white marble. She wears a bonnet and delicate blouse, crafted from ormolu (gilt bronze).
This sculpture is signed ‘A Gory/ Paris’ for the accomplished Italian-born artist, Affortunato Gory. Gory is famous for his sculptures of young women and children, which were often created from a combination of marble, ormolu, ivory and alabaster. Gory spent most of his artistic career in France, where he established a name for himself as an accomplished sculptor. He was well-respected by his contemporaries, and he regularly exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français.
The bust sculpture is placed on a (later) green-black marble plinth, which tapers towards its base. This is finely decorated with ormolu foliate bands around its top and base, and an ormolu mount depicting a stylised flower vase on its front.
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