Sunday, May 4, 2014

Félicie de Fauveau

Félicie de Fauveau was a nineteenth-century French sculptress who was born in Livorno in 1801 (some sources say 1799). She spent her childhood in Florence and studied painting and sculpture in Paris. Her studio was frequented by artists such as Paul Delaroche and Ary Scheffer, who also painted her portrait.
Portrait of Félicie de Fauveau, by Ary Scheffer
In 1834 Félicie de Fauveau, a dedicated Legitimist, joined her mother in voluntary exile in Florence, where she spent the rest of her life.
Burial monument of Anne de la Pierre, by Félicie de Fauveau, Santa Maria del Carmine, Florence
This is sepulchral monument honoring the artist's mother (1859), Anne de la Pierre, in the cloister of Santa Maria del Carmine, in Florence.
Burial monument of Louise de Favreau, by Félicie de Fauveau, Santa Croce, Florence
Still in Florence, on the upper loggia of the first cloister of Santa Croce , you can see the burial monument for the seventeen-year-old Louise de Favreau (1854).

External links: Félicie de Fauveau - Ary Scheffer - Santa Maria del Carmine - Santa Croce (Wikipedia)

8 comments:

Randy said...

Beautiful artwork.

Jack said...

She did wonderful work. These sculptures show more depth than many similar pieces.

William Kendall said...

Exquisite detail!

Hilda said...

The sculptures are magnificent!

Dina said...

She really knew how to sculpt.

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous VP. Thank you.

Babzy said...

didn't know about her ! :)

José Mendonça said...

What gorgeous carvings!