Guglielmo Pugi is known for his genre sculpture in marble and alabaster, and had a large international client base. He founded a workshop in Florence, which later expanded to include his sons, Gino and Fiorenzo.
Overall, the condition of marble and alabaster is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The proper right index finger is lost and the proper right ring finger is reattached. The proper left little finger is also reattached and the proper left index finger is reattached in two places. The sculpture is carved in sections and stable original joints are slightly visible. There is some veining to the alabaster, consistent with the material, including some slightly open veins to the chest and abdomen. There are some minor abrasions to the edges of the drapery, and some minor chips and abrasions to the terrasse. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions, in particular to the proper right arm. There are some small chips to the back of the wall and some small reattachments to the back of the terrasse. The column is generally in a good condition. It is composed in sections and has been stabilised at some of the joints with the addition of cork. There is a small loss to the side of the column at the bottom above the base. "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."