Classical Lovers by Ferdinando Vichi

  • This marble sculpture is the work of Italian Neoclassical artist Ferdinando Vichi
  • The figural group depicts two young lovers seated on a bench
  • Vichi utilizes a variety of marbles, lending realism to the modeling of the figures' flesh and robes
  • The work this piece demonstrates Vichi's high technical ability and artistic sensibility
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Item No. 31-2482

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Ferdinando Vichi
1875-1945 | Italian

Classical Lovers

Signed “F. Vichi” (en verso)
Marble

A classical maiden is seated by her handsome suitor in this marble sculpture by Florentine artist Ferdinando Vichi. Hand-carved of a variety of precious marbles including Carrara, giallo antico, rosso antico, and alabastro fiorito, this charming sculpture displays the artist's technical virtuosity, particularly in Vichi's masterful modeling of flesh and the architectural precision of the bench. Here, he brings the young lovers vividly to life with his use of pure white marble for their flesh alongside colorful, veined marbles for their garments and the man's lyre, lending a high level of realism to the work. From the figures’ tranquil expressions to the delicate folds of the couple's robes, this piece demonstrates his high technical ability and artistic sensibility.

One of the most talented and sought after Tuscan sculptors associated with the Galleria Bazzanti in Florence, Vichi is known for his incomparable work in marble. Working in the neoclassical style, Vichi was acclaimed for his works inspired by antiquity such as this, and he was a master at capturing the female form in stone and conveying the opulence and grandeur of his classical subjects.

Circa 1900

Sculpture: 24 1/4" wide x 15" deep x 29" high
Base: 24" wide x 15" deep x 29" high
Total: 24 1/4" wide x 15" deep x 58" high
Classical Lovers by Ferdinando Vichi
Period: 1816-1918
Origin: Italy
Type: Sculpture
Depth: 15.0 Inches
Width: 24.25 Inches
Height: 29.0 Inches
Style: Neoclassicism

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