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Though he trained as a lawyer, Casorati wanted to be an artist and around 1900 began working in a delicate and decorative style influenced by the Art Nouveau. By 1920 he had come to the style of this painting, with its rough paint surface and solid, blocky forms. Here, palette in hand, a student...

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Inscription

Inscribed on the back: FELICE CASORATI/ NO. 22, RITRATTO DI UN ALLIEVO

Signed

Lower right: CASORATI

Provenance

1931, exhibited at the "Prima Quadriennale d'Arte Nazionale," Sala II, no. 22, Rome; 1931, purchased from the exhibition by the MFA for $10,050 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: February 4, 1932) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers RES.32.2-RES.32.18 purchased together for $10,050.

Credit Line

Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome.

about 1930

Dimensions

123.7 x 86.7 cm (48 11/16 x 34 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.32.8

Medium or Technique

Oil on plywood panel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings