Lot 39: Professore Giuseppe Lazzerini (Italian 1831-1895)



2015-07-07 10:48:18

Lot 39: Professore Giuseppe Lazzerini (Italian 1831-1895): A marble sculpture of a boy, dressed in a toga & sash in the Neo-Classical style, carrying cut grapes & vines, looking downwards, carved to base 'Proff Giuseppe Lazzerini Car...'. Head carved on a separate piece on pole fitting, figure standing on 19th century stoneware base with grape & vine motifs. Statue: H 86 cm, base: H 47 cm. Note: Lazzerini was a celebrated Carrarese sculptor. He joined the Accademia di Belle Arti in 1848, during which time he was taught by Ferdinando Pelliccia. In 1853, after winning a scholarship for his marble relief of Patroclus Slaying Sarpedon, he moved to Rome and studied under Pietrò Tenerani. Lazzerini returned to Carrara shortly after 1859 to work in his family's studio in the Corso Rosselli which later he took control of, after the death of his half-brother, Alessandro, in 1862. After a distinguished career, the Carrara Academy appointed him as the Director from 1889 to 1893 and then an Honarary Professor in 1894. Boningtons' The Country House Sale July 2015 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: £5000-7000
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