Donati was a central figure in the production of Florentine sculpture at the end of the 19th century, operating from Galleria Bazzanti and was strongly associated with the sculptors Cesare Lapini, Peitro Bazzanti, Guglielmo Pugi and Ferdinando Vichi, all of whom executed works at The Galleria Bazzanti.
Donati’s compositions are varied in subject matter, ranging from busts after the antique to orientalist themes and Renaissance inspired models. Like many other late nineteenth century sculptors, Donati often took inspiration from classical antiquity. The English inscription ‘Gallery Bazzanti’ suggests this sculpture was carved for export to England or America.
Historicising romantic subjects was very popular in Italian sculpture of the late 19thC.
This is a tender narrative subject showing the sculptor’s work at its best
Works by this artist…
Mujer( ref : 12313 )