Sculpture in white statuary marble signed "PUGI". Period 19th century."
Statuary sculpture in white marble representing the bust of a young girl in a joyful attitude.
The woman is represented in a moment of lightness while letting glimpse a beautiful smile.
The refinement of the sculpture is typical of the Pugi family who had a certain ability to represent female subjects.
Historical notes: Pugi inscription on the back along the profile of the base. Guglielmo Pugi (1850 ca. - 1915) is the author of the monument to King Umberto in Fiesole, his native town. He had his workshop in Florence where he created, also with the help of his two sons Gino and Fiorenzo, sculptures in marble and alabaster, mainly copies of ancient statues, classical busts, oriental figures, mythological and allegorical subjects that were marketed internationally. In 1901, at the Buffalo World's Fair in the United States, a few works were exhibited. In 1935, the year of his death, Guglielmo Pugi e Figli took the name of Fratelli G. e F. Pugi.
Provenance: Florence (1860/70)
Conditions: Excellent state of conservation
Measures: 33x23 H53cm.
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