Etching, Mezzetti 36. A fine, richly inked impression of a pristine state, hitherto unknown, preceding the addition, to the upper left corner, of the coat of arms of the Luino Civil Assistance Committee. Signed in pen at top left corner Bazzaro Ernesto. Dedicated, dated and signed at the top right corner A Claudio Marinoni in segno di grande stima / 20 ottobre 1926 Bazzaro Ernesto
To the platemark 396 x 584 mm; the full sheet measuring 490 x 672
See examples of the subsequent states at the Panizzi Library in Reggio Emilia: inv., nos.24759D, 24760D, 24761D
A sculptor who also practiced printmaking, Ernesto Bazzaro, the brother of the painter Leonardo, studied at the Brera Academy under Ambrogio Borghi, but was deeply influenced by the anti-academic spirit of the sculptor Giuseppe Grandi and the painters Daniele Ranzoni and Tranquillo Cremona. Ernesto Bazzaro produced many impressive monuments, created figural decorations for Milanese building facades and also produced a number of small bronzes in commercial editions. In the etching technique Ernesto Bazzaro has been influenced by the works of Giuseppe Grandi and Luigi Conconi, the leading exponents of the acquaforte monotipata in Lombardy.