An Exceptionally Fine Quality Italian Highly Detailed Carved Alabaster Portrait Sculpture Bust of an Elegant Lady by Emilio Fiaschi (1858-1941) signed at back. Last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.
Condition: Old professional restoration in two areas, head and lower areas, see detailed images, otherwise very good clean condition.
Height: (entire) 10.75” (27.25cm). Width: (at base) 10.5” (26.5cm). Depth: 6” (15.25cm).
Shipped to East 67th Street, New York.
Biography Emilio P. Fiaschi was born in Volterra in 1858. He studied at the Accademia di belle Arti in Florence from 1883-1885 and followed in the great tradition of Florentine sculptors working mostly with Carrara marble. Fiaschi produced portrait busts; the Commune of Volterra commissioned him to produce a bust of Ricciarelli, as well as allegorical works and works inspired by the Antique.
Fiaschi’s sculpture is characterised by a fine sense of detail and composition and distinguished by a patina achieved only by sculptors with extraordinary finesse and technique.