1 Felice Tosalli
Lince Con Il Cucciolo | POA
Bronze, signed F. Tosalli, monogramed and numbered 5/x. Gold-brown patina, with areas of black finishing to the lynx.
Artwork | This exceptional bronze by Italian artist Felice Tosalli (Turin 1883-1958) is a small masterpiece, exceptional in form and in material, being the only model known to have been produced by Tosalli in bronze. Tosalli is instead better known for his outstanding sculptures in wood, his drawings, and his ceramics.
A strongly stylised but anatomically correct depiction of the lynx, stepping from one rock to another, carrying her pup, this seems to capture a moment in time, like a great piece of wildlife photography. It also captures the essence and presence of a wild creature, somehow displaying strength, poise and tenderness simultaneously. The quality of finishing on the bronze is superb, even on the integrated plinth, and is reminiscent of an Italian Renaissance master like Antonio Susini, or a Japanese Meiji period piece. The piece is illustrated in Alfonzo Panzetta’s biographical work Felice Tosalli 1883-1958 (Umberto Allemandi & Co, 1989), alongside the creator’s water-coloured working drawings.
2 Pippin Drysdale
Iron Ore Ridge | POA
Artist | Fremantle-based ceramic artist Pippin Drysdale is one of Western Australia’s most highly regarded and internationally recognised artists. To celebrate her recent recognition as a State Living Treasure, Brans – in association with Mossgreen Gallery – is delighted to be holding an exhibition of some of her recent work in our Mosman Park gallery.
BRANS ANTIQUES & ART
Brans Antiques & Art is a leading Australian antique- and art-dealing business celebrating 40 years in Western Australia. We take
pride in offering the West Australian public high-quality objects of art and furniture from many different periods and cultures. Through our collaboration with Mossgreen Gallery Melbourne, and our own representation of some local and international artists, we also offer the unique combination of high-quality Australian and international contemporary art, shown alongside furniture and objects from antiquity to modernity.
30-34 Glyde Street, Mosman Park
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10am-5pm, or by appointment, 0412 385 555
Pippin Drysdale: Desert Crossing
Until 19 December 2015.
2016 Exhibition details on our website in January. Open in January by appointment only, 0412 385 555.