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Late 19th Century Terracotta Bust of a Girl named Graziella signed Marcel

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Late 19th Century terracotta bust of a girl named Graziella. She has a sweet expression on her face. Nicely detailed sculpture. Signed on the side 'Marcel'. Most likely, this is a depiction of Graziella, a character created by the French author Alphonse De Lamartine. Graziella is an 1852 novel, it tells the story of a young French man who falls for a fisherman's granddaughter – the eponymous Graziella – during a trip to Naples, Italy. They are separated when he must return to France, and she soon dies. Based on the author's experiences with a tobacco-leaf folder while in Naples in the early 1810s, Graziella was first written as a journal and intended to serve as commentary for Lamartine's poem "Le Premier Regret".
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 16.93 in (43 cm)Width: 11.03 in (28 cm)Depth: 8.67 in (22 cm)
  • Style:
    Belle Époque (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1890
  • Condition:
    Additions or alterations made to the original: A new place of felt has been glued on the bottom. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Casteren, NL
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU4904230564072
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