Plaster and Alabaster Marble Bust Sculpture by Giuseppe Bessi, Italy For Sale
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Plaster and Alabaster Marble Bust Sculpture by Giuseppe Bessi, Italy

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Giuseppe Bessi (1857-1922, Italy) Highly detailed plaster composite bust sculpture of David mounted on an alabaster/marble plinth base. Signed on the back “Prof. G. Bessi”. Giuseppe (Professor) Bessi was an Italian sculptor famed for his lifelike busts and sculptures. Bessi predominantly worked with alabaster and marble, combining Neoclassical and Art Nouveau styles. Born in 1857 in Volterra, Italy, he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. He returned to his hometown in 1872 to establish his studio, and also became the director of the Art School of Volterra. Bessi’s works were included in the World’s Fair in Paris, Turin, and St. Louis. His sculptures and busts are in the collections of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and the Ecomuseo dell’Alabastro in Volterra. Bessi died in 1922 in Volterra, Italy.

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  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Light surface wear. Small flea bites to alabaster base.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x W 5.25 in. x D 3.5 in.H 25.4 cm x W 13.34 cm x D 8.89 cm
  • Seller Location
    Lambertville, NJ
  • Reference Number
    LU1149215484132
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