A superb 19th century modelled bust of a negro, dark brown patina in original condition on a circular socle. Signed Phinney. Roma. Dated 1878.
Emma Elisabeth Phinney.Phinney was in Rome studying sculpture when she carved Lorelei from a block of Italian white marble. She was interviewed at Rome's Royal Academy of Fine Arts on May 26, 1881 by The New York Times, which reported that her “short career as an art student has been crowned with more than the usual success. Within the five years she has been at work, she has produced several popular statues; those that have attracted the most attention being a Lorelei, the bust of a North American Indian, and one of a Negro Boy formerly in the Grosvenor Gallery in London and now on exhibit in the Paris Salon.”
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