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GIUSEPPE GALLI
(Vercelli 1866 - 1953)
PORTRAIT OF A BEARDED MAN (Giacomo Franceschini), 1926

Pen and brown ink on thick wove paper; signed, dedicated and dated at the very beginning of the new year 1926 Giuseppe Galli / all'amico / Giacomo Franceschini / ore 1 del 1/1 - 1926. To the image 113 x 85 mm. The sheet, measuring 251 x 204 mm.

Giuseppe Galli was a painter of genre scenes and portraits of considerable technical skills.
After a first apprenticeship in his hometown, Vercelli, he studied at the Accademia Albertina in Turin under Carlo Felice Biscarra. His early career was devoted to watercolors, and in 1917 he was appointed honorary member of the Accademia di Brera. Since 1920 he leaved his job to devote himself to painting.