ERNESTO BAZZARO (Milan 1859 - 1937) BALLERINA (Dancer)
Etching, Mezzetti 26. A fine impression in black ink on wove paper, printed with monotypic effects. Inscribed in ballpoint pen on the lower margin E Bazzaro. Large margins, traces of adhesive tape at the margins, otherwise in very good conditions. To the platemark 165 x 99 mm, the entire sheet measuring 265 x 198 mm.
The painter Carlo Bellesia (Milan 1899 - 1973). At age 17, Bellesia, host of the male Orphanage of Milan (Martinitt), was hired as lithographer by Federico Marioni (Claro 1866 - Milan 1938). Marioni, himself an etcher, opened in Milan, in the last decade of the nineteenth century, a chalcographic atelier attended by many prominent artists as Conconi, Feragutti-Visconti, Russolo, Boccioni, Wildt, Grubicy, Agazzi, Ernesto Bazzaro. The activity of Bellesia at the Marioni atelier, allowed him to gather a collection of etchings by those artists.