Susanna di Altini.

XIXth Century,Italy.

Plaster model realized by Francesco Fabj Altini (Fabriano 1830-Perugia 1906).

The refined female nude depicting Susanna is the plaster model used for the marble sculpture in the Galleria d’Arte moderna e comtemporanea in Rome realized in 1872. On the base of the statua the Sphinx is a reference to the orientalists, and the same for the elaborate hair of Susanna.

Francesco Altini entered very young the Scuola del nudo dell’Accademia di San Luca in Rome . Then he worked with his Master Pietro Tenerani who was Berthel Torwaldsen’s disciple .

He had important italian and international clients all his life.

The statua : 70 cm x 27 x 32 .

on a small green marble.

Original painted wood base.

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