Rinaldo Agazzi (1857 - 1939) - Ritratto di fanciulla

Description
Rinaldo Agazzi (1857 - 1939) - Ritratto di fanciulla
Oil on canvas - Hand signed - stimabile 1880 - 1890

A unique and rare nineteenth-century work by Agazzi, dated between 1880 and 1890.
The Verist influence here merges with the unspeakable inner turmoil that took him briefly to a psychiatric hospital; the result is a very unique portrait, tender and melancholy at the same time, where dark tones prevail, at times almost spectral. Kind details such as the celestial eye, the barely-there smile and the bouquet of flowers mitigate the dark, perhaps involuntary, of the composition.
A painting very different from the subsequent 20th century portraits that would have favoured neutral backgrounds and often bright and semi-nude girls.

Restorations emerged under Wood’s lamp.
The frame is offered as a gift and we are therefore not responsible for any damage it may incur during transport.
Fast, insured and tracked shipping.

Lot details
Artist
Rinaldo Agazzi (1857 - 1939)
Title of artwork
Ritratto di fanciulla
Year
stimabile 1880 - 1890
Technique
Oil on canvas
Signature
Hand signed
Condition
In good condition
Sold with frame
Yes
Image size
44×34 cm
Total dimensions
62×52×7 cm
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