Bernstamm entered the Imperial Academy of fine arts in St. Petersburg at the age of fourteen. He made several sculpted busts of famous Russian writers (including Dostojewski) and became renowned for his portraits of which this Naepolitan fisher boy is a fine example. Clearly influenced by the work of Jean Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875) this, made of white Carrera marble sculpted bust, has a very introspective look. As he moved to France he continued to sculpt writers; Emile Zola and Gustave Flaubert. He travelled like many artists to Rome and Florence where he followed courses and studies. He took part in Salons and was awarded many medals and was made knight of the prestigious Légion d'honneur in 1891.
All shipping and crating costs will be for the expense of the buyer, as are eventual import duties. The sculpture has three small chips from the marble base, as can be seen in the photographs.
- Leopold Bernstamm (1859-1939)
- Titre de l'oeuvre d'art
- Neapolitan fisher boy
- État correct
- Dimensions totales
- 38×37×23 cm