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Camillo Rapetti, paesaggio, S. Giulia


CAMILLO RAPETTI (Milan 1859 - 1929) PAESAGGIO (Santa Giulia)
Etching, Mezzetti 421, 1878. A very fine impression of an undescribed early state, before the addition of numerous hatchings in the central part of the composition and before the delation of the title, of the signature and of the date, that here appear at the upper right corner: S. Giulia / Rapetti 78 / 2 novembre. Our impression has been pulled on chine collé on wove paper. It should be noted that our print has been worked on the surface tone with monotypic effects. With large margins, minor defects at margins, generally in very good condition. 355 x 170 mm; the full sheet measuring 534 x 366 mm. Inscribed at bottom in black chalk 343; inscribed on the verso in blue chalk Sig / Cav Fed Myliey (?)
Amalia Mezzetti particularly praised this print, which is not a reproductive etching after Cremona but an original one, influenced by the landscapes etched by Vittore Grubicy.
For a comparison of our early state with the later state see the impression preserved in Milan in the collection Achille Bertarelli which is the one, originally in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Milan, reproduced by Amalia Mezzetti in her book.

At the young age of 18 years Rapetti was introduced to Tranquillo Cremona, by Raffaele Casnédi, professor at the Brera, with the task of translating in etchings the inventions by Cremona. He undertook the task with passion and excellent results. His etchings, that Amalia Mezzetti has not hesitated to call la parte più fresca e spontanea della sua produzione, all date back to this period of contact with Cremona, 1877/78. Rapetti was not limited to the reproduction etchings of but was also able to create original compositions. Mezzetti particularly praises his Paesaggio, that she defines di gusto grubiciano.

price: 950,00 euros SOLD

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