P. Emilio Fiaschi
- P. Emilio Fiaschi
- standing nude
- signed: E. Fiaschi
- white marble
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Fiaschi was one of a group of highly skilled marble sculptors working in Florence in the late 19th century. Concentrating on genre themes and the nude, Fiaschi produced marble editions with great consistency of quality. In the present marble Fiaschi skilfully emphasises the female form by accentuating the waistline, while the coarse architectural fragment draws attention to the soft polish of the skin. Fiaschi studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence between 1883 and 1885 and won a medal at an art competition in his presumed hometown Volterra in 1890.
Panzetta (2003), vol. I, pp. 368-369, fig. 743