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19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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Alessandro Biggi
1848-1926
ITALIAN
MOTHER AND CHILD AT BATHTIME

Catalogue Note

Alessandro Biggi attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara from 1862, winning numerous prizes and awards. He exhibited in Paris in 1877, where his fame started to spread. Biggi was appointed professor at the Academy in Carrara in 1885, where he taught until just before his death. He also exhibited in London in 1888, and received several private commissions throughout the years, including a large number of funerary sculptures in Argentina and Egypt. 

The present marble is a charming and humorous group of a mother preparing her struggling infant for bath time. The mother's loving and amused facial expression and the child's indignant outrage make for a very realistic and intimately familiar composition. 

RELATED LITERATURE
A. Panzetta, Nuovo Dizionario degli Scultori Italiani dell'Ottocento e del Primo Novecento, Turin, 2003, p. 92

19th and 20th Century Sculpture

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London