GIUSEPPE GRAZIOSI Italian Bronze MUSSOLINI Duce 1930
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All Items: Archives: Fine Art: Pre 1930: item # 1112764
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|Giuseppe Graziosi (Italian, 1879-1942) This is a rare, original bronze sculpture of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini ("Il Duce") by acclaimed sculptor Giuseppe Graziosi; recently recovered from a Los Angeles, California estate. This is a prominent work of the Italian dictator, in a triumphal pose atop his horse (looking very much like Bartolomeo Colleoni in Andrea del Verrocchio's massive bronze statue). The work is very rare; the last time a copy of this bronze appeared at auction it sold for $12,266 USD (Casa d'Aste Pandolfini, Florence, June 4, 2002, Lot 495, Title: "Study for Mussolini on Horseback"; 24 x 24 inches). Work measures: 24 inches x 24 inches. Title: "DUCE." Inscription reads: Fond. A. Biagiotti Sesto Fiorentino." Signed "G. Graziosi." Medium: bronze. Subject: Benito Mussolini. Condition: very good condition, has not been cleaned. Estimated age: circa 1927-1937. Authenticity is guaranteed. Domestic shipping is FREE. Please inquire for international shipping rates. International buyers responsible for any possible taxes, fees, duties incurred. Will only ship to verified Paypal address.|