ERNESTO BAZZARO (Milan 1859 - 1937) NUDE BOY SEATED
Etching, Mezzetti 24. A working proof, printed on thick and absorbent wove paper with watermark '...ROMAGNANO SESIA'. Inscribed '15' in purple chalk at the top left corner. Signed in the plate 'Bazzaro E'. On the verso another, unevenly inked, impression. Minor defects. To the platemark 181 x 158 mm, the entire sheet measuring 240 x 295 mm.
Amalia Mezzetti described three states for this print, and I have personally seen just the final state. According my knowledge this proof is an intermediate state between Mezzetti's second state and the final one. I call it 'intermediate C'. Two other intermediate states between the second and the final are presented here on my website ('intermediate A', 'intermediate B').