Oscar Spalmach - Bronze Sculpture "Ritratto di Elena di Montenegro, regina d'Italia" (Portrait of Helen of Montenegro, queen of Italy)

Submitted by Massimo Sarandrea on the 29th of March 2015

Oscar Spalmach (Venice 1864 - 1917)
"Ritratto di Elena di Montenegro, regina d'Italia" (Portrait of Helen of Montenegro, queen of Italy)
Bronze sculpture with dark patina with marble base in antique yellow
1890 circa
Dimensions: 
h. 54 cm (with marble base) x w. 13 cm x d. 13 cm
Signed “O. Spalmach” in the lower right on the back of the sculpture and and with the stamp “Fonderia Nelli Roma” (foundry)

 

Bronze sculpture with dark patina, depicting Elena of Montenegro, queen of Italy, young wife of Victor Emmanuel III, portrayed just arrived in Rome.

The sculptor Oscar Spalmach was born in Venice and after serving in the army grenadiers, he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice where he graduated in 1892, and that allowed him to begin the work of sculptor. Following exposure of some valuable works including a torso of a male nude inspired by the social realism of D'Orsi, the head of the child and the group Romeo and Juliet, in 1893 he went to Rome, where he was accepted into the studio of the sculptor Orazio Andreoni.
In the roman studio, then well known and frequented by a diverse client not only Italian, he was able to emerge as a sculptor in the capitol.
In 1909 he exhibited at the International Exhibition of Art Biennale of Venice VIII edition, the sculpture in plaster Men and mystery.

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