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(Milano 1851 - 1885)

Etching, Mezzetti 9. A fine impression, printed working on the surface tone, on wove paper, with margins, generally in very good condition. To the platemark 175 x 270 mm, the entire sheet measuring 250 x 345 mm.

Three other impressions of the print are in Milanese public collections, at the Ambrosiana and Bertarelli, but non of them has been pulled with monotypic effects.

A pupil of Pagliano as a printmaker, Banfi won in 1876 the prize Girotti for etchers. He was a pupil at the Brera of the painters R. Casnedi and G. Bertini and won with his painting Erodiade, 1878, the Oggioni prize. In the 80s he painted genre and landscape works and paintings of interiors. He died at a young age.