Marino Marini(1901 - Italian1980)

By the time of his death in 1980 Marini was certainly considered the greatest Italian sculptor of his generation, and the equal of Henry Moore in international reputation. Indeed the two artists knew each other (there is a bust of Moore by Marini), and the affinities in their work are evident in the present piece. Though Marini’s ‘trademark’ was the figure on horseback, he was equally adept at the reclining figure (associated with Moore).