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Valentino Besarel

 (1829 - 1902)
Valentino Besarel was active/lived in Italy.  Valentino Besarel is known for sculpture.

Valentino Besarel

Biography from Wannenes Art Auctions

Valentino Girdle, known as Besarel, was born in the province of Belluno but artistically shaped in Venice, where he studied design at the Academy of Fine Arts. He successfully engaged in creating figurative sculpture and is considered one of the leading figures in the field of Baroque Venetian neo revival and beyond, inspired by carving works of countryman Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732).

He participated among others, in the Florence National exhibition of 1861 and Milan in 1881, as well as that of Vienna Universal of 1873.  These experiences earned him fame and success even outside the national borders, so as to become a major artist for clients including the Prince of Wales, the Czar of Russia, Queen of Saxony and Frederick II Emperor of Germany.  One must also remember the type of work he did on the Savoy at the Quirinale, where he made furniture for the reception rooms to the German Emperor Wilhelm II.

For a broader analysis of Besarel's activities, check the interventions of Henry Hill in 'the cabinet nineteenth century in Italy '(Milan, 1997), in reference to a series of interesting works, some of which date to the Burgundy museum of Vercelli (ibid, p. 208 et seq.). Also see in 'Andrea Brustolon, Valentino Girdle Besarel. The school of restoration of Sedico interrogates the great masters', edited by E. Cason of the Angelini Foundation (volume of the exhibition, sl, 2016 at vocem), in relation to the restoration of some of the works of the two masters of Belluno, preserved at the Palace Quirinale in Rome.

Selected bibliography: AA.VV. 'Valentino Pancera Besarel. 1829-1902. History and art of a carving workshop in Veneto, cat. shows, Belluno 2002. G. Angelini, Angelini E. Cason, 'Sculptors Girdle Besarel Zoldo', Belluno 1989.

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About  Valentino Besarel

Born:  1829 - Frono di Zoldo
Died:   1902 - Venice, Italy
Known for:  sculpture