Signed: L. Andreotti, Paris 1912. This art piece has been mentioned and backdated in the biography written by his friend Enrico Sacchetti. Created as a garden statue, it recalls Najadi or Leda figures of the mannerism sculpture. A realization in marble or stone, also of 1912, is noted in the little book Andreotti published in 1926 in the Arte Moderna Italiana series curated by G. Scheiwiller published by Hoepli with the title’Garden Statue’ which shows the figure lying on a bed of fruit, thus referring to the allegory of Pomona, the Italian goddess of fruits.
Author: Libero Andreotti