Saturday, October 23, 2010

Antonio Berti - Cupid and Psyche - Comparing Reproductions of the Statue


This print from Abraham Rees' The International cyclopedia: a compendium of human knowledge of Cupid and Psyche from different views is for sale on Ebay.

Image courtesy of Jan's & Co. French Antiques, Inc, - JansAntiques.com

A six foot tall original sculpture by Antonio Berti of the same subject is for sale at Jan's and Company French Antiques.

From Wikipedia:

Antonio Berti (San Piero a Sieve, 1904 - Sesto Fiorentino, 1990) was an Italian sculptor.
He was born of modest family of farmers and shepherds. Enthusiastic about the many works of art in nearby Florence, at age 17 won a place at the Richard Ginori where he could devote to the design of the products of that industry porcelain.
The writer Ugo Ojetti, who had had the opportunity to see some of his work in clay, Angiolo advised his father to enroll at the Art Institute Santa Croce in Florence. From here began the career of Berti with the first appearances at the Venice Biennale and the Rome Quadrennial.

This print from Abraham Rees' The International cyclopedia: a compendium of human knowledge of Cupid and Psyche drawn by H. Howard and Engraved by D. Edwin is for sale on Ebay.

Some more sculptures by Antonio Berti at ilovefiguresculpture.com

The cyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of arts, sciences, and literature

The Biography Of Distinguished Reformers: And History Of The Reformation In The Sixteenth Century (1833)

The International Cyclopedia : A Compendium of Human Knowledge (15 Volume Complete Set)
Rees's Cyclopaedia - Volume XLII: PlatesRees's Cyclopaedia - Volume XLII: Plates

 

This print from Musee Francais is for sale on Ebay, a similar print titles L'Amour et Psyche from Pierre Bouillon's Musee des Antiques is also for sale on Ebay.

 These two versions are from Antonio Francesco Gori's Museum Florentinum they are engraved by Carol Gregori. They can be seen at Michael W. Perry's website

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