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Generalist and Curiosities of high quality
Recently discovered marble oval bas relief medallion portrait of Pasuccia as a Capri girl wearing a coral neckless and coral earrings .
Signed M. Foley , Sc. In CAPRI 1868
Period bronze mounting , dans son jus .
Margaret E. Foley (1827–1877) was an American sculptor who worked in a Neoclassical style. In addition to sculpture, she is known for cameo carving, medallion portraits, and direct carving.
Her first studio was on the ground floor of 55, Via Sistina a classic portion of Rome , Thorwaldsen's residence was next door .
Margaret Foley was really successful with her medaillons and by 1872 she owned her own home and had addition two studios in Rome , one for sculpting and another for exhibition .
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