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By Bazzanti, Pietro (Italian, 1825-1895)
This magnificent Italian marble sculpture of a fisherboy is designed to be seen in the round, all sides of the free-standing figure being exceptionally finely carved and finished.
This superbly carved marble sculpture depicts a young fisherboy, a genre-type work typical of the celebrated Italian sculptor Pietro Bazzanti.
The boy stands on a rocky, rustic outcrop—draped with a fishing net, to signal his profession. He stands in classical contrapposto, his left knee bent, left hip lowered, and shoulders askance; his left arm rests on the outcrop, while his right is braced against his waist. The boy, who stands proudly—his face evincing a dignified calm reminiscent of Michelangelo’s David—is clad in a loosely fitting shirt and breeches. His tussled hair is topped by a tasselled cap, and a water bottle hangs from his right hand. The quality of the carving is superb: Bazzanti skilfully renders a variety of textures, from coarse rock and smooth skin to rumpled fabric and unkempt hair.
The base is signed and situated “P. Bazzanti / Florence”.
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