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Adolfo Feragutti Visconti, two young women lying down

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ADOLFO FERAGUTTI VISCONTI (Pura, Canton Ticino 1850 - Milan 1924) TWO YOUNG WOMEN LYING DOWN
Etching, drypoint and monotype, printed in colours à la poupée on cream chine collé pasted on thick and soft wove paper. Inscribed in pencil at bottom right AFerragutti (sic) Visconti. To the platemark 205 x 418 mm, the entire sheet measuring 279 x 490 mm. A print of extreme rarity, we do not know other specimens of it.
PROVENANCE:
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.

By the age of 18 years, Feragutti enrolled at the Brera, where he studied under Luigi Bisi. He was attracted by the work of the Milanese Scapigliatura and was one of the first members of the circle La Famiglia Artistica. Feragutti completed his studies under the guidance of Stefano Ussi, which brought him into contact with the Tuscan Art scene. On his return to Milan, he took part unfailingly in the major national exhibitions. It was in 1883 that he produced the first of his still lifes, which were to earn him a considerable reputation in the 1890s.

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