Alexander von Humboldt

Filippo Biganzoli

(1823 – Milan – 1894)

Milan, circa 1873
Signed lower left "Biganzoli F." and inscribed at the base "A. Humboldt"

Carrara marble
height: 93 cm, base: 23 x 25 cm

Filippo Biganzoli created the sculpture for the first International Exhibition in the USA, which was held in Philadelphia in 1876.

Literature: United States Centennial Commission. International Exhibition 1876. Official Catalogue. Part II, Art Gal­lery, Annexes, and Outdoor Works of Art, Dep. IV. - Art., 2nd edition., Philadelphia 1876, p. 118.
Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildenden Künstler, Thieme, Becker (Ed.), Leipzig 1910, vol. 4, p. 19.