'Best Friends' by Enrico Pazzi

'Best Friends' by Enrico Pazzi

Dimensions: H: 86 in / 218 cm



A Carved Marble Statue of 'Best Friends' By Enrico Pazzi (1819-1899)

Carved in a virtuoso manner, with corresponding ability, in white statuary marble, of monumental size, depicting a young man in native Italian dress, and his dog, exchanging looks of deep affection. Sitting upon a two colour vertically fluted marble base. Signed by the maker, "E Pazzi fece 1881".

An auction sale of Dunalastair House, Pitlochry, Perthshire, held by Thomas Love & Sons of Perth, in May 1954, from the estate of Major James Sales de la Terriere.

Enrico Pazzi

Born in Ravenna on 21st June 1819, and student under Professor Ignazio Sarti (upon whom Benezit comments in volume 10) at the Ravenna Accademia di Belle Arti, completing his studies in Florence under Giovanni Dupre (Benezit volume 4); solo exhibitions are recorded in Florence, Rome & Bologna from 1850 onwards; he settled in Florence in 1853, and there may be seen today, in Florence's Piazza Santa Croce his monumental statue of Alighieri Dante, Florence's adopted son, his most celebrated work- and also in the Piazza Savanarola, his seated figure of Giralomo Savanarola, the religious reformer. Pazzi evidently respected his original alma maters, establishing scholarships in his name, extant today, in both Ravenna and Florence.

Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti. Milan 1994

Benezit, Editions Grὕnd, Re-edited 2010

REF No. 8263

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