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Enrico Vegetti, il mio paese

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ENRICO VEGETTI (Turin 1863 - Nernier 1951) IL MIO PAESE (A View of Nernier, France)
Etching, 1912. A fine impression on wove, titled and signed in pencil 'il mio paese / E Vegetti'. With large margins. Paper toned, other defects in the margins but generally in good condition. To the plate-mark 185 x 365 mm, the entire sheet measuring 438 x 577 mm. In Nernier Vegetti owned a house, and there he died.
PROVENANCE: exhibited at the Milanese 'Società per le Belle Arti e Esposizione Permanente', c. 1912. See the label on the back of the original frame.

A painter, watercolorist and printmaker, Enrico Vegetti won the Mylius prize for the fresco painting at the Brera, where he exhibited regularly from 1885. His works were included in exhibitions in Rome, Florence, Munich and London. A traveller in Europe beyond the Alps, he recorded in notebook his impressions, which were then translated into etchings, often enriched, in printing, by tonal effects.
See Raffaele Calzini, 'Enrico Vegetti acquafortista e il mistero del paesaggio', in 'Emporium, Vol. LX, n. 359.

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