Project Description

Renato Brozzi (Traversetolo 1885 – 1963), Il Gal d’or

Gilt bronze sculpture on ancient marble base measuring 10.5 x 4 x 2 cm (including base) signed at the bottom.

This sculpture reproduces a brooch that Renato Brozzi had created for Gabriele D’Annunzio and which had inspired a sonnet in Parma dialect composed by the dialect poet Giovanni Casalini in 1938: «J’o vist la Spilla d’or con su el galett / ch’à fatt Renato Brozzi, o Testa ‘d fer; / a par ch’al canta, ‘l brilla, cmè n’elmett / in sima a la gran picca d’un guerier. / L’è ‘l sign dla forsa, l’è l’emblema s’cett / dla Vitoria, l’è un inno e l’è un penser: / beato chi sal ponta int-al zachett / e dal Gal d’Or al dventa cavalier».

Bibliography: Il Gal D’or Brozzi e la spilla creata per il Vate, Ubaldo Del Sante, Gazzetta di Parma, 17 May 2021 https://www.comune.traversetolo.pr.it/upload/traversetolo_ecm10/gestionedocumentale/UbaldoDelsanteGazzettadiParma17maggio2021_784_60382.pdf 

Provenance: Private collection Rome.

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