Inspiration by Ferdinando Vichi

  • Ferdinando Vichi carved this masterpiece of neoclassical sculpture entitled Inspiration
  • Made of a variety of marbles and cast bronze, it depicts the classically-inspired figure of a woman
  • Vichi was renowned for his technical and artistic skill in the mediums of marble and alabaster
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Item No. 31-2481

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Ferdinando Vichi
1875-1945 | Italian

Inspiration

Signed “FFDO. VICHI/FIRENZE” (on base)
Marble and bronze

Classic beauty and elegance define this exceptional marble sculpture by Florentine artist Ferdinando Vichi. Five separate varieties of marble including Carrara, giallo antico, rosso antico, alabastro di Napoli and portoro combine to create this neoclassical masterpiece depicting an alluring, contemplative young woman seated in a cast bronze chair. The artist utilizes the pure white Carrara for the maiden's flesh, while the various colored stones form her robes and seat cushion, lending rich texture and a high sense of realism to the sculpture. From the figure's expressive countenance to the delicate folds of her robes, the work demonstrates Vichi's impeccable eye for detail.

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 1890

Sculpture: 22 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" deep x 35 1/2" high
Base: 22" wide x 15" deep x 35" high
Total: 22 1/2" wide x 15 1/2" deep x 70 1/2" high
Inspiration by Ferdinando Vichi
Period: 1816-1918
Origin: Italy
Type: Sculpture
Depth: 15.5 Inches
Width: 22.5 Inches
Height: 35.5 Inches
Style: Neoclassicism

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