Tranquillo Cremona, Portrait Maria Marozzi, Watercolor, 1873

Item no. 302516-4
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    • Watercolor and tempera over pencil on paper, laid on cardboard
    • Tranquillo Cremona (1837-1878) - Italian painter
    • Signed with the monogram in watercolor „TC“ (ligated) lower right twice, in red and blue
    • This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Carlo Cazzola, Pavia, November 12, 2008 (available as copy)
    • Dimensions mat cut-out: 32 x 20 cm
    • Decorated stucco frame: 60 x 50.5 cm
    • Study for the painting "Portrait of Maria Marozzi" in the Civica Galleria d'Arte Moderna (City Gallery of Modern Art), Milan
    • Verso on the support board bezeichnet „Studio di Tranquillo Cremona / per il ritrato […] Maria M” (Study of Tranquillo Cremona / to the portrait […] Maria M)
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
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  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    The beautifully painted watercolor shows the portrayed woman as a full figure, which occupies the right half of the scene. Amale figure who seems to stand behind a curtain appears dimly in the background to the left.


    The watercolor is overall in good condition and has been examined in the frame. In the lower edge the sheet which is laid on cardboard is broken. In the lower half of the image, there are some foxmarks and in the bottom left there are few brown spots. There is a larger spot in the above right which is not very noticeable. The reverse of the work is also glazed, few layers of mounting are visible. The decorative frame is well preserved except for a few minor outbreaks.

    Tranquillo Cremona (1837-1878)

    Tranquillo Cremona was born in Pavia. He studied in Venice with Giovanni Carnovali and then moved to Milan. Here he became a member of the young Milanese Scapigliatura movement of writers and artists, their criticism was directed against the positivist sciences. Tranquillo Cremona mainly painted figurative motifs and in particular women's portraits. His style is characterized by a free, airy painting style. Cremona died at the age of 41 years, probably as the result of poisoning by color pigments. (hth)

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