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Salvatore C Scarpitta, Bronze, Portrait of a Young Girl

Salvatore C Scarpitta, Bronze, Portrait of a Young Girl


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Directory: Fine Art: Sculpture: Bronze: Pre 1920: Item # 1266665
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Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta, Italian/American, 1887-1948, "Portrait Bust of a Young Girl". This is a beautiful cast bronze portrait of a young girl by Italian/American artist Salvatore Cartaino Scarpitta. The bust is 14 inches tall and stand on a base of green marble, signed by the artist on the lower corner, dated 1912, with a Benjamin Zoppo, New York foundry mark. Scarpitta was born in Italy and graduated from the Royal Italian Academy before emigrating to America. He was a very successful sculptor, creating commissions for the Los Angeles Stock Exchange Building, the Church of St John the Evangelist and Church of the Sacred Blood, as well as portraits of Mussolini, Marlene Dietrich, and Frank Springer; in 1914 he was awarded the Bartlett Prize from the National Academy of Design.