This lovely bronze sculpture is a testament to the craftsmanship of the sculptor: the detail and patina are fantastic. It is not signed so the artist is unknown, but the skill is obvious. The child’s head is well sculpted with slight indentations at the temples. This shows up in the photos ( see photo 3) as somewhat smudged, which is not there in real life. I believe it is a play of shadows. The drape of the dress and the facial expression are crystal clear, as is the detail of the hair. The piece is attached to a portoro marble base.
Measurements are: base is 3 1/8” by 3 1/8” by 3 1/8” and sculpture is 3 ½” wide and 6 1/8” tall.
Fabulous Bronze Bust of a Young Child on Portoro Marble Base