Medium: Bronze with verdigris patination
Signature: Signed I. Konti with foundry mark: Roman Bronze Works, N.Y.
25 x 14 x 13 inches
The best known of his ideal figures was Genius of Immortality, a pensive study of a seated youth which appeared in 1911 at the International Exposition of Art and History held at Rome, and was purchased by an official of the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. On the advice of Daniel Chester French, a bronze was purchases by The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1916. Genius of Immortality was perhaps the most popular of Konti’s ideal figures; numerous castings were made, including a monumental figure to which wings were added for the Lownes Memorial at Providence, R.I. in 1924.
Type of Work: Sculpture