Cayetano Descalzi

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For the furniture maker by the same name, see Giuseppe Gaetano Descalzi.
Cayetano Descalzi
Cayetano Descalzi self portrait.JPG
Self portrait - 1843
Born 1809
Died 1886
Nationality Argentine

Cayetano Descalzi (or Gaetano Descalzi) (1809–1886) was an Italian painter and engraver who came to the Río de la Plata, now Argentina, in the 1820s.[1]

Muerte de Quiroga

In 1830, Descalzi married Juliana Miró, the widowed mother of Carlos Morel, who was also to become a celebrated artist. They legally separated eight years later.[2]

Descalzi is recognized for his oil lithograph of Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas, made in 1841, entitled "Rosas, el Grande", printed the following year by Lemercier of París. He also made the portrait of the magistrate Don Tomas Giráldez in Quilmes.[3] One of his pupils was Cándido López (1840-1902).[4]

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