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Description: Bornze inlaid pewter by Italian born Ugo Mochi 1890-1977.
Sculpted by Italian Sabelli. Signed by both artists and numbered 32 of 50.
23.5" X 35", framed 25.5" X 36 3/4".
Retail Value $7500. You can read a great article about Ugo Mochi in Artzar by David Alexander entitled Poet of Shadows by clicking here: www.artzar.com/content/mochi/ . Already a great value at our discounted price, but also a masterpiece which will only grow in value as time goes by and meanwhile it is enjoyed tremendously!
Provenance: The piece came from the collection of a longtime Denver art collector now in his eighties. A letter accompanies the sculpture and explains its provenance. The painting was originally purchased from Who's Who Gallery in Carmel, California and its value appraised at $7500.
Birth place: Firenze, Italy.
Addresses: New Rochelle, NY
Profession: Sculptor, writer, illustrator, designer, lecturer, decorator
Studied: Accad. Belle Arti; DeCarolis & Rivalta, in Florence; Akad. Künste, Berlin with A.G. Koch, Meyerheim; sculpture with August Gaul.
Exhibited: exhs., London, England, 1923, New York Mus. Science & Indust., McGill Univ., Montreal; Columbia Univ. & College New Rochelle, NY, 1966; S. Indp. A. Awards: first prizes for graphics, Fed. Westchester Art Clubs, 1952 & Beaux Arts, White Plains, NY, 1971; award for mus. work, NY Zoological Soc., 1969.
Member: New Rochelle AA (hon. mem.; pres.); Assn. Animal Artists (2nd vice-pres.); NY Zoological Soc.; Audubon Artists; Music Teachers Assn. New Rochelle (hon. mem.)
Work: MMA; Mus. Natural Hist., New York; Franklin Inst., Phila.; Cranbrook Mus. Art, MI; Queen Mary Windsor Castle Coll., England. Commissions: transparent windows, St. Regis Hotel, New York, 1928 & Am. Mus. Natural Hist., New York, 1970.
Comments: Preferred medium: graphics. Publications: auth., L'Ombra delle Bestie, Italy, 1923, African Shadows, 1934, Hoofed Mammals of the World, Scribner, 1953 & 1971, Theodore Roosevelt's America, 1955, American Water and Game Birds, Rand, 1956; illustr., A Natural History of Giraffes, Scribner, 1973.
Sources: WW73; WW40; E. Watson, article, Am. Artist (1951); article, Natural Hist. Magazine (1953); Bugatti, entry, Enciclopedia Internazionale degli Artisti 1970-71.
For more info on Ego Mochi you can visit this site: http://www.mochi.com/
This biography is drawn from the Who Was Who in American Art, the reference book on the cultural life in the United States.