“Young Musician” pastel on paper by Pietro Gaudenzi (1880-1955).
After an initial artistic training with the painter Felice Del Santo in La Spezia, he attended the Accademia lingustica of fine arts, where he was a pupil of Cesare Viazzi.
In 1903, after winning the Duchessa di Galliera Artistic Pension, he went to Rome to complete his studies.
In the capital he studied the masters of the Renaissance – above all Michelangelo and Raphael – while among the moderns he showed interest in G.A. Sartorio, A. Mancini, A. Spadini and F.P. Michetti.
Some of the artists over-mentioned appear with him among the contributors to the magazine Novissima.
He also frequented Felice Carena.
The first work to lead him to fame was I priori (The Priors) bought by the Municipality of Rome in 1911 at the International Exhibition.
Period: early 1900s
Measurements: Framed H 77 x 63.5 x D 5.5 / Paper H 61.5 x L 48.5 cm