Ugo Cipriani was the son of noted Italian sculptor Adolfo Cipriani (1880-1930) He was educated at The Academie des Beaux-Arts in Florence. He worked mainly in marble, bronze, terra cotta and alabaster. He resided most of his working in France after fleeing Fascist Italy in the 1930s. His work is most noted for Art Deco figural depictions of men, women, and animals in the stylized themes of the day- angular, in motion or reclining.
This work depicts a serene veiled woman with a very slight smile on her classically-featured face. The work measures 16” high, 6” wide and 6” deep. There are some minor abrasions but overall the condition is excellent. The artist’s inscribed signature can be found on the lower right above the base.
Terra Cotta Sculpture of a woman by Italian Sculptor Ugo Cipriani (1897-1960)