Edgardo Simone (1890-1958) Italian, Sculpture. Dorothy Spreckels Munn by Edgardo Simone (1890-1958). A heavy sculpture made of terracotta of the prominent San Francisco and Palm Beach socialite Dorothy Spreckels by the celebrated Italian sculptor Edgardo Simone. It is dedicated to her, signed and dated 1940; two years before the1942 portrait of her by Salvador Dali. The sculpture was executed in Coronado, CA, where the Spreckels owned the hotel Del Coronado. Simone had achieved success in Italy and New York with his commissions from the social and political realms. After this sculpture of Dorothy Spreckel, he established a flourishing career in Hollywood with commissions from movie stars.
The Spreckels family is remembered for its philanthropy on both coasts. In 1953, Dorothy married Charles Munn, known as "Mr. Palm Beach." The couple were active in Palm Beach Society, entertaining frequently at their oceanfront home, Casa Amado. They contributed anonymously to local charities and significant bequests were later made to the Norton Museum and many other South Florida organizations.
Weighs: approx 38.4 lbs.
Dimensions: 19 x 11 x 10 1/2 in.
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