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Luigi Bianchi, peasant girl


LUIGI BIANCHI (Milan 1827 - 1914) CONTADINA (Peasant Girl)
Etching, before 1878, Mezzetti 67. Signed in the plate L Bianchi. A fine impression, printed on wove Fabriano paper. Large margins, in very good condition. To the platemark 230 x 160 mm. The entire sheet measuring 480 x 330 mm.

Luigi Bianchi was born in Milan in 1827.  When he reached adulthood he enrolled with the Faculty of Law; however, he had to stop studying because he enlisted in the Wars of Independence.  After the war he began studying at the Accademia di Brera under Francesco Hayez. He traveled extensively all over Italy, spending most time in Rome.  It was presumably as a result of his training at the Brera that he developed a love for Romanticism, preferring subjects such as portraits, genre paintings, historical scenes. In 1861 he won a prize with the painting Alla vigilia della liberazione, in 1877 his A Carnival in Rome was sold in Paris.

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