Beautiful white Carrara marble sculpture depicting a small fisherman with a bronze fishing rod, sitting on a log while removing the hook from the fish's mouth. Signed at the base "Lot Torelli Firenze 1887. Dimensions: HxD: 60x22cm.
Lot Torelli (Florence, 30 October 1835 - 1896) was an Italian sculptor.
He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, but in 1858, due to family misfortunes, he had to leave Florence to move to Paris. He returned the following year, enlisting as a volunteer in the war of independence. In 1862 he went back to making sculptures and in 1865 he won a three-year stipend from the Academy.
Among his main works we remember: a medallion depicting the future queen, Princess Margherita, exhibited in Florence in 1871; Adam and Eve, who became statues on the facade of the Florence Cathedral. He presented his sculptures at the centennial exhibition of arts, manufacture and products of the soil and mines in Philadelphia in 1876. He completed other works together with Giuseppe De Fabris: The glacial sea, bronze bas-relief and The Angel Messenger of Peace,
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