Giuseppe Bertini - inv. 31

Titolo: 
Pierrot
Numero di Inventario: 
31
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Genre
Parole chiave soggetto: 
pierrot
Motivo attribuzione: 
signature
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Giuseppe Bertini (1825-1898)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Milano
Milan
Lombardia
Lombardy
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1850
Datazione specifica: 
1860-1880
Libri correlati: 
Tipo di iscrizione: 
signature
Trascrizione o identificazione: 
"Gius.Bertini"
Materia e Tecnica: 
watercolour on paper
Data di Ingresso: 
1879
Acquisizione: 
Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli
Tipo di acquisizione: 
bequest
Collocazione riservata: 
Laboratorio restauro
Tipo di collocazione: 
deposit
Collocazione: 
not on display

It is difficult to give a precise date to this work which is part of the vast production of costume studies, in watercolour, that Giuseppe Bertini ventured upon, along with many 19th-century Lombard artists, such as Giuseppe Molteni, Domenico Induno and Eleuterio Pagliano. Costume study was part of their academic training and painters continued to realise these subjects, so suited to the expressive possibilities offered by watercolour, thanks to their pleasing effect and hence success with collectors. Costume studies of mountain, Ciociara or neo-17th-century dress were the subjects preferred by Bertini in works in this genre, now housed in public and private collections.

Watercolour, which does not permit overpainting and requires rapid execution, was well suited to the artist to show off his masterly skills of great technical ability which, according to the artist himself, had had its greatest example in Luigi Scrosati.

L.P.
H.G.
 

AC/DC: 
DC