Oil on board featuring the death of Mazzini


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Death of Mazzini

Oil on board
The picture, artist unknown, is a copy of a famous painting by Silvestro Lega (1826 – 1895) The Death of Mazzini, stripped of rhetoric the picture shows him on his deathbed in Pisa on 10 March 1872. His shoulders are wrapped in plaid blanket that had belonged to Carlo Cattaneo.

Having returned to Italy in secret after his latest arrest in 1870, Giuseppe Mazzini (Genoa 1805 – Pisa 1872) lived in Pellegrino Rosselli’s house in the city under the false name of Giorgio Brown.