Vittorio Caradossi – Italian Sculptor

Carrara marble sculpture by Vittorio Caradossi, Nymph and Chimera, signed Prof. V. Caradossi

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Vittorio Caradossi (Italian, 1861 to 1909)

Vittorio Caradossi was born in Florence and studied sculpture under Augusto Rivalta at the Accademia di Belle Arti. His genre epitomizes fin-de-siecle Tuscan sculpture. Technically superb, most of his oeuvre is dominated by highly-decorative groups and single nude figures in various symbolic or allegorical guises. In works such as Tre Nereidi (Three Mermaids), Il Fumo che sale verso le Nubi (Smoke Sweeping up to the Clouds), and Shooting Stars, Caradossi was clearly catering to a strong demand from an international clientele for elaborate and sensual compositions.

Information courtesy of Sotheby’s October 2012.

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