An Italian Antique Statuary White Marble Female Bust BY G Focardi Florence

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A very well execute female bust in the late 19th century taste, by Florentine sculptor Giovanni Focardi ( signed and dated). Born in Florence and studied under Enrico Pazzi. He moved to London in 1875 ( explaining bust marked Florence not Firenze) and was a portrait sculptor. Focardi was commisioned by Pears soap to produce a piece which was then exhibited at the Paris Exhibition Universelle in 1878.

Width: 42 cm | Height: 59 cm | Depth: 22 cm