A count of Parma, Rados studied at the Accademia di Brera, and was an assistant to Giuseppe Longhi and Raffaello Morghen. He worked primarily as an engraver, practicing and experimenting in different techniques like etching, acquatina and in granite. He was a versitle artist and etched many of masterpieces from the past, like Leonardo's (The Last Supper, 1829) to Raffaello's (Madonna della seggiola) and attempted a variety of subjects: from famous portraits (Gian Domenico Romagnosi, Emperor Ferdinando I, Sismondo de Sismondi, Maria Luigia d’Austria), genre scenes, landscapes and urban views. He completed a series of based on the Milan designs of Gaspare Galliani, of which this etching is a part of, as well as the previous print (n. 91 in the collection). (Cfr. PANTALEO DI MARZO, Milano nelle incisioni di Domenico Aspari e Gasparo Galliani, Milano, Sfidanti, 1988).
|Disegno||Gasparo Galliani (XVIII–XIX cent. )|
|Incisione||Luigi Rados (1773-1840)|