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    Sale 11628

    THE OPULENT EYE:19TH CENTURY FURNITURE, SCULPTURE, WORKS OF ART, CERAMIC & CARPETS

    19 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 232

    PIÉTRO BAZZANTI (ITALIAN, 1825-1895)

    signed P. Bazzanti/Florence. (on the base), on rotating white marble pedestal

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    PIÉTRO BAZZANTI (ITALIAN, 1825-1895)
    signed P. Bazzanti/Florence. (on the base), on rotating white marble pedestal


    marble
    The group: 49 ½ in. (129.5 cm.) high
    The pedestal: 35 ¾ in. (91 cm.) high
    Circa 1875.


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    Much like his contemporaries, including Fortunato Galli, Piétro Bazzanti was often inspired by popular subjects, novels and themes of his day. Here the artist playfully depicts Esmeralda from Victor Hugo's beloved 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame as she teases her goat Djali. Another example of this model was sold at Bonham's, Los Angeles, 14 September 2009, lot 1280 ($45,750).

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private East Coast Collection