Aristide Petrilli Orientalist Figurative Alabaster Lamp Sculpture
This magnificent sculptural lamp carved from alabaster by Aristide Petrilli (1868-c1930) in the Orientalist style depicts a group of camels with woman, dog and donkey, on variegated black marble plinth. Measures: 32.5 x 31.5 x 13 in. Signed "Firenze Prof. A Petrilli". In need of new wiring and lamp hardware.
On October 13, 2013, Sotheby's in New York offered a similar figural lamp by Petrilli, depicting a bacchanalian chariot, in lot 21 with an estimate of $12,000-$18,000.
Petrilli studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence 1889-1890 and thereafter worked with Raffaello Romanelli before opening his own studio in Florence. He is known for his romantic figures with historical and classical themes, including exceptional large lifesize figures like this one, as well as smaller works employing multi-colored specimens. He exhibited at the Paris Salon beginning in 1896, and exhibited at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900, plus the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.