Angel musician (transverse flute) by Enrico Reffo


Enrico Reffo
Torino 1831 – 1917
Angel musician (transverse flute) in a ecoincon
600 x 430 cm – 23 5/8 x 16 15/16 in.
Black stone and pencil, fixated with brush.
Signed on the left : Reffo

This drawing belongs to a series of sixteen preparatory cartoons presented by Drawings-online. Read our focus on the artist.

    This musician angel is a preparatory study for one of the ecoincons of the parietal decor of the church of the Collegio Artigianelli, greatly damaged by bombs during the Second World War, which is now abandoned. Thanks to a video reportage[ 1 ], from 2’30 ’ ’, carried out on ruined places in 2022, we discover the remains of frescoes putti musicians in ecoincons, the latest testimonies of the decorative ensemble directed by Enrico Reffo.        

[ 1 ] In this video reportage on the Collegio Artigianelli abandoned in Turin, we can see between 2 minutes 30 and 3 minutes 30 a passage on the interior in ruins of the church of Collegio Artigianelli. We see the remains of frescoes of musicians’ angels in ecoincons.


Framing options

Pas de cadre, Cadre Louis XVI plat Or (4cm), Cadre Louis XVI plat Noir et Or (4cm), Cadre plat (4cm) teinté ébène, Cadre inversé (3,3 cm) teinté ébène, Cadre Louis XVI or (3cm)