Eleuterio PAGLIANO (1826 - 1903) - Studio di figura

Eleuterio PAGLIANO (1826 - 1903) - Studio di figura
Pencil drawing - Hand signed - non datato

Drawing size approx 22 x 33 cm, size including frame 31.8 x 43.5 cm, with a contemporary golden frame with glass.

Pagliano is one of the great protagonists of 19th-century Italian painting. Piedmontese by birth, Milanese by adoption, in 1836 he was admitted very young to attend the Academy of Fine Arts in Brera. He participated in the Five Days of Milan and in 1849 enlisted as a volunteer in the Risorgimento fights. Returning to Milan in 1850, he successfully presented the first paintings of historical subjects at the Braidensi exhibitions. The decisive encounter with the Neapolitan painter Domenico Morelli dates back to the early 1850s, to which he was linked by a lasting friendship. After a study trip along the peninsula he returned to Milan, but in 1859 he re-enlisted in the Cacciatori delle Alpi with Garibaldi.
He was a great exponent of historical and romantic painting.

In very good condition, only note the natural aging of the paper with some slight signs of dotted oxidation.
This particular study of figure is characterized by great attention to the pose, while the artist is less interested in making the face in a complete and defined way, which in fact is left unfinished. It is a clearly preparatory sheet for a larger work and is a valuable proof of the artist's study work. Signed bottom right.

Work with certificate of authenticity and lawful origin.

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Lot details
Eleuterio PAGLIANO (1826 - 1903)
Title of artwork
Studio di figura
non datato
Pencil drawing
Hand signed
In very good condition
Sold with frame
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