LL 730


'Fiammetta' is a romance tale, written in 1343 by the Italian author, Boccaccio. It tells the story of his love for Maria d'Aquino, the daughter of King Robert of Naples, whom he always called Fiammetta. The artist has used an unusual technique for this sculpture. He has modelled the head in plaster but made it look like bronze. 'Fiammetta' is closely related to the head of Wood's life-size statue, 'Truth', exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1914.