Mattia Jona, Master Drawings and Prints, Japanese Prints - Piazzetta Guastalla 5, 20122 Milan, Italy, tel (+39) 02 8053315

Carlo Paolo Agazzi, maternity


Etchings, unknown to Mezzetti. A quite interesting pair of impressions, sold together.
a) An early state, before the reduction of the plate and before extensive interventions with the burnisher. Printed in reddish ink on wove paper. Signed in pencil, bottom righ, Carlo Paolo Agazzi. Paper much toned, a tear and other minor defects at the margins. 320 x 410 mm, the full sheet measuring 418 x 490 mm.
b) An impression of a subsequent state, after the reduction of the plate and extensive interventions with the burnisher. Printed on wove paper in brownish ink. Signed in pencil, bottom right, C. Agazzi. A few obtrusive stains, paper toned, mounting remains and other defects on the verso. 320 x 297 mm, the full sheet measuring 350 x 240 mm.

A pupil of Giuseppe Bertini at the Brera Academy, Agazzi learned, among other things, the technique of fresco painting. He competed with Virgilio Ripari in painting flowers, and he painted so many to be called "Agazzi of the flowers" or "the new Scrosati". Then he devoted himself to landscape. Agazzi actively participated in the exhibitions of the Permanente in Milan and at the Venice Biennale until two years before his death. He also painted the Meeting of Garibaldi with Countess Raimondi, now in the Museo del Risorgimento in Milan. He was an excellent painter fresco and left us a superb evidence in the villa of Carlo Alberto Pisani Dossi on Como lake. Agazzi was also a printmaker, influenced by Conconi in the etchings with monotypic effects; he also dealt with extreme ease the drypoint. A member of the 'Associazione Italiana Acquafortisti e Incisori', he exhibited his etchings and drypoints at the 'Esposizione d'incisione italiana' in London, 1916.

price: 1.450,00 euros

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