Stylish art deco Alabaster bust of a female automobile driver, signed “Giusto Viti”

$2,250.00

Stylish art deco Alabaster bust of a female automobile driver, shown with leather helmet & goggles, in a thick turtlenet sweater, mounted on a rectangular sockle off-center with steering wheel across her front.

signed “Giusto Viti”,

active early 20th century

Circa 1920

 

24cm high,
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)

Hellé Nice, a remarkable French driver of the 1930’s

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