Antique Bronze Bust Statue of Bicanca Cappello by Charles George Ferville Suan

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This is an exceptional bronze bust statue that is idenitified as Bianca Cappello, note the name inscribed on the statue. Bianca (1548 – 20 October 1587) was an Italian noblewoman who was the mistress, and afterward the second wife, of Francesco I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Her husband officially made her his consort. Bianca was a lady of fortune who rose from nothing. She was a favorite subject of scupltors of the Imperial court.
This bust was made by the French, scupltor Charles George Ferville Suan (French 1847 to 1925). He was born in Le Mans, in Sarthe, on 16 January 1847, and was adopted by the painter Charles Suan. He lived during a certain period in Montmartre, and died in Le Mans on 11 December 1925.
He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts of Paris, and was a pupil of François Jouffroy.
He realized medaillons and statuettes, in plaster, marble or bronze. He exhibited at the Salon, as early as 1872, and until 1909, and became a member of the Société des Artistes Français.
In 1878, he married Marie Ernestine Lavieille, daughter of Eugène Lavieille, and landscape painter as her father.
This bronze has exceptional patina and measures 27 1/2″ high and the base is 8 1/4″ x 8 1/4″. This bronze statue came from out of the personal estate collection of Joan McGee from Mountain Home, Arkansas, who was an avivd antique collector. She had purchased this bronze in Chicago years ago.


Bianca Cappello

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