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19th Century Art

Tuesday 06 July 2021 • Rome


Rosa Locascio (Scuola italiana del XX secolo)

Portrait of Alessandro Benelli, 1935


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bas relief in plaster, in tondo
diameter 32.5 cm
signed and dated lower left: ROSA LOCASCIO 1935 and titled lower center
Alessandro Benelli (Prato 1881 - Worchester 1944) cellist, brother of the poet, playwright and writer Sem Benelli, between 1906 and 1923 he formed and conducted several choirs in and around Florence. Between 1925 and 1927 he was professor of Choral Singing at the Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. Also in 1927 he went to the United States for a tour with the Florentine Polyphonic Choir where he continued his career and composed, among others, two melodies for Beniamino Gigli.

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