Lot 247
Pietro Bazzanti (Italian, 1825-1895), Esmeralda Dancing with a Tambourine
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Inscribed and signed "P. Bazzanti / Firenze," circa 1870, featuring the name "Febo" in the base. Included with the lot is a green marble lotus form pedestal, not original to the sculpture.

Sculpture 50 in. (excluding base)

Pietro Bazzanti was among the best-known producers of Florentine sculpture in the 19th century. His studio produced fine copies of antique sculptures, as well as detailed genre and figural groupings. While several sculptors, including Cesare Lapini, Ferdinando Vichi and Gugleilmo Pugi, worked under the Bazzanti name, the signature on this sculpture indicates it is by the hand of Pietro Bazzanti. The Galleria Bazzanti is still in operation today.

The present work depicts the beautiful Parisian gypsy, Esmeralda, and her beloved pet goat, Djali, from Victor Hugo's 1831 novel Our Lady of Paris (or The Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Loss to goat's tail and one horn; chip at base of sculpture; scattered minor chipping throughout; evidence of outdoor exposure; green marble pedestal with break and losses.

$5,000 - 10,000