Wednesday, February 25, 1998

Who is Gall Prof A Petrilli from Florence, Italy?

I have a marble bust/pedestal sculpture of Petrilli's. I would be very interested in Petrilli's history to better understand why he is a "world renowned" sculptor. I have found several pieces on the i-net, but no other information. Please advise where I can find more info on him and his works of art. Also, info on an italian sculpture appraisals and who I can depend on for accurate info.

Answer on Who is Gall Prof A Petrilli from Florence, Italy?

Hi! Actually, there is quite a bit about him online:
Aristide Petrilli - Professore A. Petrilli, Florence, mid 19th century
http://www.askart.com/askart/artist.aspx…
http://www.artnet.com/Artists/LotDetailP…
He is listed by the Smithsonian as having
several works at Hearst Castle, San Simeon.
http://siris-collections.si.edu/search/r…
Sotheby's:
Professor A. Petrilli (Italian, 19th Century)STELLA POLARE
inscribed (Gall)eriea Prof. A Petrilli Firenze and STELLA POLARE
marble - height 63in. 160cm.
Like Caradossi and Frilli, Petrilli specialized in depicting celestial and ethereal maidens. In Stella Polare Petrilli has carved a single figure classically modled in exquisite detail out of a single block of marble.
50,000 – 70,000 USD Wed 03 May 2000 02:00 PM New York
http://browse.sothebys.com/?sla=1&slafor…

I would just contact Sotheby's. Good luck!