Dante Alighieri - Item #243
Each piece is custom finished. Depending on a sculpture’s texture and level of detail, the look of a patina can vary. A slight variation in color from order-to-order is to be expected.
Unless otherwise noted, our reproductions are hand-cast in plaster and reinforced with burlap, fiber strands, and/or metal rods for extra strength.
FLAT WHITE: A unified, matte white finish. This is the optimum patina for cast drawing as it allows focus on form.
WHITE PATINA: A white finish with a light ivory tone added to the top surfaces.
LIGHT ANTIQUE PLASTER: A soft mixture of whites, grays, and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
ANTIQUE PLASTER: A dramatic mixture of grays and yellows to replicate the look of an aged plaster cast.
BRONZE: A rich brown finish with golden highlights to replicate the look of bronze.
STONE: A mixture of lighter tones to resemble natural stone.
DARK STONE: A mixture of darker tones to resemble natural stone.
SANDSTONE: A soft base color with warm highlights to resemble the look of natural sandstone.
TERRA COTTA: A variation of warm tones to resemble terra cotta.
ASSYRIAN STONE (Applies only to item numbers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 738): A two-tone patina augmenting the shallow relief sculpture and its stone texture.
TANAGRA PATINA (Applies only to item numbers 317, 318, 319, 320, 800 and 813): A finish that replicates the colors of the Tanagra figurines as shown in the product images.
10 Inches High x 10 Inches Wide
A relief of Dante Alighieri, the Medieval Italian poet. Italian sculptor Ernest Pellegrini (1889-1955) worked in Boston for most of his life. He sculpted the marble reliefs of scenes featuring Christian leaders at the chancel and altar of Trinity Church in Boston. He also created the 17-foot-wide wood carving of da Vinci's The Last Supper for the Upper Room Chapel (and now also Christian Art Museum) in Nashville.
Artist: Ernest Pellegrini
Time Period: Modern, early 20th century
"Chapel." The Upper Room Chapel & Christian Art Museum, Upper Room Ministries, http://chapel.upperroom.org/the-chapel.
Richardson, Milda B. "Chancel Remodeling: Charles D. Maginnis (Maginnis & Walsh)." The Makers of Trinity Church in the City of Boston, edited by James F. Gorman, University of Massachusetts Press, 2004, pp. 183. Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?id=3y0iONRqkmYC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.