A gondola cover for the 19th century
by Vincenzo Cadorin, as evidenced by the signature under Neptune's foot.
It is located in Cavallino (Venice)
Pick up on site at buyer’s expense.
With slight signs of wear on the wood
It was bought in this condition about 20 years ago
It is in fairly good condition
(1854 – 1925)
He was born in Venice in 1854, son of Fabiano and Paolina Giusti. As his son Ettore states in the notes of a Venetian artist (Venice 1953, p. 7), the family, originally from Cadore, boasted an ancient tradition of architects and sculptors. He began his training in the Venetian workshop of Benvenuti and completed his studies by attending courses at the Academy C. achieved his first success by exhibiting works in bronze and wood at a group exhibition in Rome in 1883. The following year (1884) at the Turin Exposition, he won the gold medal with Flora, a statue depicting a delicate female nude in the act of taking flight. In 1886 the Queen of Saxony commissioned him the panelling for the grand staircase of the villa of Strehlen, near Dresden (the work was destroyed during the Second World War). In Venice, at the 1887 Exposition, he exhibited more carving works that earned him the attention of critics and the affluent public. From this moment on, in the career of the B. never lacked commissions, even prestigious ones.
In 1888, the Queen of Italy Margherita commissioned an ivory Madonna from him. The queen then often requested his services, both for the decoration of her private chapel in Rome and for other minor tasks.
Around 1895 he worked on the throne in gilt wood which, on the occasion of major liturgical feasts, was used to complete the Donatello altar in the Basilica of St. Anthony in Padua. In the same years, due to his proven skill, he was called (together with G. Michieli, in charge of the figures) to model the ornaments for the bronze doors of the basilica of the Saint, based on a design by Boito.
At the Biennale of 1899 (III) he presented the sculpture 'Primavera' (a bas-relief in bronzed plaster) which, later exhibited in Munich (1901), gave him great success and was purchased by Queen Margherita.
He exhibited again at the biennials of 1905 (VI), 1907 (VII), 1912 (X) and 1914 (XI). The decorative furnishings and furniture he made for the international hall at the 1901 Venetian Exposition were particularly successful. In 1906 he exhibited again in Milan.
C's best known work dates back to 1908: the throne in gilt wood donated by the Venetians to Pius X on the occasion of his priestly jubilee (signed and dated, now located in S. Maria della Salute in Venice).
The previous thrones were both the aforementioned throne of the basilica of the Saint, and the throne made for the university of Bucharest in 1897. The throne for Pius X looks like an imposing machine overflowing with decorative motifs, both quantitatively, in the figures that frame it (the Faith and Charity lying, St. Peter and St. Paul on the sides, the frieze with the cherubs), and in taste, where the most anonymous realism mixes easily with academic reminiscences and attempts at improvement in the wake of the most popular secessionist cadences.
C. died in Venice on November 27, 1925.
- Felz Gondola Cover met afbeelding van Neptunus
- Ontwerper / kunstenaar
- Vincenzo Cadorin (1854 – 1925)
- Geschatte periode
- Eind 19e eeuw
- Land van herkomst
- Redelijke staat - zwaar gebruikt en mogelijk ontbreken er kleine onderdelen
- 70×1000×2000 cm