ERNESTO BAZZARO (Milan 1859 - 1937) A CHANNEL (A view of the Darsena in Milan)
Etching, Mezzetti 28, signed in the plate E.Bazzaro. Amalia Mezzetti did non describe states for this print, but comparing this impression with this one on my website it is evident that the present impression is a later state. Printed on wove paper, pasted on cardboard. Toned. To the platemark 227 x 173 mm, the entire sheet measuring 300 x 239 mm.
The small lake of Darsena, next to the Porta Ticinese, is all that remains of the complex system of canals and rivers that once crossed the city of Milan since Roman times.