See also: abbozzò
abbozzo (plural abbozzi)
- (art) A rough drawing or model.
1886, Good Words and Sunday Magazine, volume 27, page 536:
- We speak of a typical instance. Now what is typical? It is derived from the Greek τύπος, the name which Greek artists used of their first sketches, the abozzi of the Italians.
1887 August 1, The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, page 270:
- But as regards the first six, might they not be mistaken for an abbozzo or first sketch of the Bill which was presented to Parliament in April 1886, one hundred and one years later?
1997, Richard E. Spear, The "Divine" Guido: Religion, Sex, Money, and Art in the World of Guido Reni:
- Either way, it is far enough advanced beyond the early abbozzo stage that it would be better to designate it as "unfinished" than as an abbozzo.