(1847 – 1901)
Eugenio Praga studied with Nicolò Bianchi from 1869 and soon began making instruments for himself in parallel to working with Bianchi. When Bianchi moved to Nice in 1878, Praga took over his workshop. Along with Enrico Rocca, Praga is one of the founding ...Read More fathers of the modern Genoese school. Biographical information is not extensive, but shows he was recognized for his talents in his lifetime. His pupils include Cesare Candi, who absorbed much of his approach. Early on he relied on his teacher's Stradivari models and construction methods, while his later contact with the 'Cannon' 'del Gesù' inspired many copies of that great instrument, which are admired for their elegant modern translation of Guarneri's genius. Varnish ranges from simple to exceptional, and varies in color from deep reddish-brown to brown-orange.
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