(Bologna 1873 - Bologna 1948)
Silvia Cacciatrice: An Illustration for Torquato Tasso’s Aminta
Signed and dated A. BARUFFI. 904 at the lower right.
Titled SILVIA . CACCIATRICE below the image, and inscribed TASSO . AMINTA = TESTATA. ATTO. IV. at the bottom centre.
87 x 144 mm. (3 3/8 x 5 5/8 in.) [image]
206 x 162 mm. (8 1/8 x 6 3/8 in.) [sheet]
As the Italian art critic Vittorio Pica opined, in one of the first articles on Baruffi in English, ‘My own personal preference, I confess, is for his illustrations of Dante’s Vita Nuova, and of Tasso’s Aminta, in which the figures accord well with the landscapes, imagination reconciles itself with reality, lights and shadow blend harmoniously together, and the whole presents a delightfully decorative effect.’