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    Sale 7568

    Seven Centuries: Italian Works of Art From Palazzo Odescalchi, Rome

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 319

    ANGELO TRICCA (SANSEPOLCRO 1817-1884 FLORENCE)

    L'USCITA DA GIGI PORCO

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    ANGELO TRICCA (SANSEPOLCRO 1817-1884 FLORENCE)
    L'USCITA DA GIGI PORCO
    signed 'Tricca' (lower right) and inscribed 'L'uscita da Gigi porco.' (lower centre)
    black lead and watercolour
    9 1/8 x 15 3/8 in. (23.2 x 39.1 cm.)


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    Angelo Tricca was a lithographer, antique dealer, and restorer, but above all he was an ingenious draughtsman of caricatures in pen and ink, watercolour and even oil in small format. He was frequently seen in the Caffè Michelangelo with the Macchiaioli painters.
    The Florentine osterie Gigi Porco, together with Beppe Sudicio, became very à la mode in the second half of the 18th century and stayed open all night.

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