Left: portrait of Malaspina drawn byAntonio Ricci  (1815).  Gift of Loris J. Bononi.   Centro di Studi Malaspiniani, Mulazzo, 
Massa-Carrara, Italy. 
Right: engraving by Antonio Dalcò (1815), derived from the Ricci drawing.  Gift of Rossana Piccioli.  Centro di Studi Malaspiniani, Mulazzo, Massa-Carrara, Italy.

Ricci was a close friend of Malaspina. Giuseppe Stiozzi Ridolfi, another friend of the navigator, wrote that the drawing was more life-like than the engraving.  (Note by Dario Manfredi.)

Images courtesy of the Centro di Studi Malaspiniani, Mulazzo, Italy.



Updated: December 20, 2005