Rosa Emma Cafarelli

  • Anthony de Francisci, Rosa Emma Cafarelli, 1924, brass, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate, 1966.110.2

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This relief depicts Anthony de Francisci’s mother-in-law, Rosa Emma Cafarelli. The bronze plaque is part of a family series that the sculptor produced between 1920 and 1925. Rosa Emma and her daughter, Teresa, whom de Francisci wed in 1920, came to America from south of Naples, Italy, when Teresa was four years old. The forthright portrayal of Rosa’s middle-aged features and the verdigris (gray-green) patina on the relief make it a companion piece to the artist’s relief of Donato Cafarelli, Rosa’s husband (see 1966.110.4).

Title
Rosa Emma Cafarelli
Artists
Date
1924
On View
Dimensions
7 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. (18.8 x 12.0 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Gilda Slate

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Portrait female – Cafarelli, Rosa Emma – head
Object Number
1966.110.2
Palette
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