Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Live Auction

Spring Southern Estates Session I

Wed, Jun 1, 2022 10:00AM EDT
Lot 26

Fortunato Galli (1850-1918), Masquerade, Marble

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from a Georgia Private Collection


Fortunato Galli (Italian, 1850-1918), Masquerade, Marble, signed on the base F. Galli, the masked figure with feathered hat holding a cape and wearing a dress with stockings and boots.

Born in Livorno on the west coast of Tuscany, Fortunato Galli spent most of his life in Florence, where he enjoyed a faithful following. The majority of his sculptures were religious subjects, which he crafted for the major Tuscan churches, including his principal work, his famed statue of Pope Gregory VII that resides in the Duomo in Florence. His decorative sculptures were far more playful in style, capturing gypsies and beautiful women in charming narratives. (Sothebys.com)

Measurements: Height: 34 1/2 in. x Width: 12 in. x Depth: 11 in.


Overall good condition, missing pinky finger on upper hand, minor frits to base.