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(Pura, Canton Ticino 1850 - Milan 1924)

Black chalk, signed Feragutti V. at the bottom.
The sheet is glued to the upper corners of a cardboard bearing an authentication by Amadore Porcella. On the verso sketch of figures in black chalk.
The full sheet 330 x 240 mm.

previous price was € 480

By the age of 18 years, Feragutti enrolled at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied under Luigi Bisi. He was attracted by the work of the Milanese Scapigliatura and was one of the first members of the circle La Famiglia Artistica. Feragutti completed his studies under the guidance of Stefano Ussi, which brought him into contact with the Tuscan Art scene. On his return to Milan, he took part unfailingly in the major national exhibitions. It was in 1883 that he produced the first of his still lifes, which were to earn him a considerable reputation in the 1890s. A portrait of his in an outdoor setting won the prestigious Prince Umberto Prize in 1891, thus launching a renewal of the traditional approach to this genre through the influence of Cesare Tallone’s work and the first photographic models. The period between 1907 and 1909 saw a stay in Patagonia, where the artist painted canvases capturing various aspects of the life of the indigenous population.