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A Fine Large Life-Size Early 20th Century Italian White Carrara Marble Group of an Embracing and Kissing "Cupid and Psyche" by Antonio Berti, Signed: Berti on base. Circa: 1925

Sculpture Height: 73 inches

Ref.: A956

Antonio Berti at his studio
Roma, 1956, Antonio Berti al Monumento ad Alcide de Gasperi
Antonio Berti

E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintre, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris 1976, vol. I, p. 694.

Born in Valdifiorana, Italy on August 24, 1904, Italian School. Antonio Berti studied sculpture at the Institute des Beaux-Arts in Florence, Italy. He worked on a Sesto Fiorentino where he was as laureate in an open based competition initiated by The Queen of Italy. In 1935 he exhibits at the Italian Exposition of Contemporary Art in Paris, a marble bust of A. Locatelli and a figure of Princess Marina Ruspoli Volpi. He also exhibits at the Gallery of Modern Art in Rome. Antonio Berti's great works are found in the Vatican National Museum Collection. A sculpture of St. Luisa de Marillac, the Founder of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul, executed by Antonio Berti, was inaugurated at St. Peter's Basilica on April 21, 1954.

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