Fausto Bellino Tasca

Sculpture

Fausto Tasca made many sculpture studies, or maquettes, but few known finished pieces. His portrait bust of the great Enrico Caruso is one of his few finished sculptures in existence. The large bust of Caruso, pictured here, was created as a gift for the great tenor’s family.

Plaster bust of Enrico Caruso, -Collection of the Tasca Estate

Plaster bust of Enrico Caruso
Collection of the Tasca Estate

Thank you note from Madame Caruso, 1921, -Archive of the Tasca Estate

Thank you note from Madame Caruso, 1921
Archive of the Tasca Estate

In addition to the large bust of Caruso, Tasca sculpted a smaller version of the bust. From this smaller original he cast many copies, which he painted to simulate bronze and sold. It is not known how many of these smaller busts are still in circulation.

Maquettes, or studies for commissioned work:

Bas relief, 1930, -Archive of the Tasca Estate

Bas relief, 1930
Archive of the Tasca Estate

Maquette for Los Angeles Olympics, -Archive of the Tasca Estate

Maquette for Los Angeles Olympics
Archive of the Tasca Estate

Tribute to Tullio Robazza, 1936, -Archive of the Tasca Estate

Tribute to Tullio Robazza, 1936
Archive of the Tasca Estate