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(Milan 1848 - 1895)

Etching and drypoint; Mezzetti 288. A very good impression on laid paper with watermark DAMBRICOURT.
To the platemark 183 x 265 mm. The full sheet 318 x 453.
Another impression of this etching is kept at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, see Lamberto Vitali, Incisioni Lombarde del secondo Ottocento all’Ambrosiana, Vicenza, 1970; cat. no. 19, illustrated.

Uberto Dell’Orto was born and died in Milan. He was initially trained as an engineer, then learned art under Giovanni Battista Lelli, a landscape painter, and Eleuterio Pagliano. He was also influenced by Filippo Carcano. In his figure paintings the main influence was that of the Milanese Scapigliatura. Dell'Orto was also an accomplished draughtsman and etcher.
The years from 80 to 90 were the most productive for the artist, who participated with numerous paintings in the exhibitions of Brera and those of the Permanente. Then he fell ill and a few years later, just forty-seven, he died.