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A passion for collecting: Modern Italian masterpieces

— May 2011

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Renato Guttuso (1911-1987) Scantily-dressed Women, c. 1940

From Morandi to Guttuso: Masterpieces from the Alberto Della Ragione Collection

Roberta Cremoncini and Laura Lucchesi


When art critic Fortunato Bellonzi and dealer Ettore Gian Ferrari assessed Alberto Della Ragione's collection on behalf of their city council in October 1968, the collection was estimated to be worth 700,000,000 lire. Entire walls were covered in paintings, and sculptures formed part of the décor. Their report described the location of the works in various rooms of Della...

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