Statuary Marble Bust, carved and signed by 19th c sculptor Pietro Bazzanti of 'La Sulamitide'.
Measuring approx 18" tall.
Lovely sculpture in Italian Statuary Marble, in good condition, with some age related wear/patina. No socle/ base.
The Florentine Pietro Bazzanti was one of the many gifted sculptors in marble working in Italy in the late 19th and early 20th century. He, as was typical of his contemporaries, specialized in sentimental subjects, often young women, and in idealized nudes.
Much of his work was exported to England and the United States.
The original source of inspiration for this bust is 'La Sulamitide' (Rome, 1739), a play by Giuseppe Maria Ercolani (1672-1759). An opera with the same title by Domenico Fischetti (1725-1810) was first released 1753 in Florence.