Lot 177
Caproni & Bro (Boston), Two Plaster Busts
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
20th Century, the larger youth with an embedded metal plaque reading "P. P. Caproni and Bro./Caproni Casts/Boston", the smaller child with carved model number "351" and the larger with model number 5153. Likely used by the Cincinnati Art School as a model for drawing instruction.

HOA 14 in. (larger); HOA 12.5 in. (smaller)

From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Tenhover, Cincinnati, Ohio

Pietro Paulo Caproni (1862-1928), an Italian immigrant, together with his brother Emilio produced high-quality casts for use by museums, schools, theaters and hotels as well as general decorative use. The casting business is still active today in Massachusetts, produces and sells plaster reproductions of famous sculptures, offering about 700 pieces in a wide range of sizes that span from ancient art to art of the early 20th century.

Scattered peeling and yellowing to patinated varnish layer, with intermittent thin layers of plaster loss to the surface.