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By Gary Nisbet
Aristide Luigi Fabbrucci
(c. 1859-1903)
Born in Florence, the son of sculptor Louis Fabbrucci, he settled in London at 13 Waterford Road, and operated a studio at 16 Hollywood Road.

He produced imaginative pieces and the portrait busts of H. Hubert, F. Cockerell, and his father L. Fabbrucci. He also executed the memorial to C R Cockerell in St Paul's Cathedral, London ( c. 1873) and the monument to the bronze founder George Broad, Hammersmith Cemetery (1895).

He was one of five sculptors selected in competition to produce statues for the pavilions of Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, for which he executed the seated figure holding a ship and caduceus representing Commerce (1898).

Fabbrucci was the landlord of painters James McNeil Whistler and Walter Sickert, and sculptor Alfred Drury, who occupied his property at 454a Fulham Road.

He exhibited at the RA , 1880-1903.

Sources:

  • Grant ;
  • http://www.whistler.arts.gla.ac.uk/biog/Fabb_L.htm;
  • Weaver (1915), p. 115;
 
Works in our Database:
1: Kelvingrove Park (West End),
Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum - North Elevation. On attic of north-west pavilion
Seated Female Figure Symbolising Commerce (1892-1902)
Sculptor: A Fabbrucci; Architects: JW Simpson & EJ Milner Allen
 
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