Stylish art deco Alabaster bust of a female automobile driver, signed “Giusto Viti”
Stylish art deco Alabaster bust of a female automobile driver, shown with leather helmet & goggles, in a thick turtleneck sweater, mounted on a rectangular sockle off-center with steering wheel across her front.
signed “Giusto Viti”,
active early 20th century
plinth 7 x 15cm
Good condition, some minor marks, the cold-colours worn
Giusto Viti was an Italian sculptor active early 20th century. Many of his busts have the same off-center nature as this once, which give it a dynamic sense of movement – perfect for a bust of a racing car driver.
Some possible female racing drivers of the period include Maria Antonietta (Italian,spent time in Australia and active in racing 1920’s-30’s)
and Hellé Nice, a remarkable French driver of the 1930’s.