The present marble shows great skill in the superbly intricate carving of the flowers around the base and the hem of the dress. The young girl, carefully studying her finger where she is trying to remove a thorn, frowns in concentration. With the present marble, Fantacchiotti has followed in his father's footsteps, who specialised in sculptures of young children. The delicacy and serenity in the present sculpture may indicate Cesare's own preference for genre sculpture of the highest quality.
L. Bernini, 'Cesare Fantacchiotti', in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 44, Rome, 1994; A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani dell'Ottocento e del Primo Novecento, Turin, 2003, vol. 1, p. 362
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