Professor Giuseppe Lazzerini, Italian 1831-1895 A white marble figure of "Vanity"
Lot 125
Professor Giuseppe Lazzerini, Italian (1831-1895) A white marble figure of "Vanity"
Sold for £42,000 (US$ 70,594) inc. premium
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Professor Giuseppe Lazzerini, Italian (1831-1895)
A white marble figure of "Vanity"
the figure of the young girl seated on a rocky outcrop, wearing a robe which has fallen down to her waist, holding a mirror in her left hand, her right arm adjusting a garland of flowers on her head, her hair intricately plaited, raised on an integral naturalistically carved base, signed PROF.G.LAZZERINI, to the base, along with a white and grey veined marble plinth of oval form, the figure , 38cm wide, 64.5cm high, 45 cm deep, the plinth 135 cm high


  • Born in Carrara, Lazzerini studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara from 1848 under Ferdinando Pellicias' tutelage. In 1852 he won the 2nd prize for a relief entitled "Achille che trascina il corpo di Patroclo". In 1853 having won a bursary for his bas relief entitled " Patrocloche uccide Sarpedonte" he left Carrara to work in Rome with Pietro Tenerani. In 1856 he completed his work "La Fanciulla che intreccia", which can be found in the Accademia di Carrara. Lazzerini then began to work at his brother in laws studio. They produced public monumets, statues, portrait busts and decorative works. Lazzerini was the Director of the Academy in Carrara from 1889 to 1893, then becoming an honory professor. Lazzerini made a similar plaster figure to the example in this sale, showing a classical woman although in this instance the figure is seated, holding a garland of flowers, which can now be found in the Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara, entitled "Fanciulla che intreccia una ghirlanda" (p. 110 fig 467, Panzetta).