GIOVANNI FATTORI (Livorno 1825 - Florence 1908) SOSTA DI SOMARI (Donkeys at Rest)
Copper etching, ante 1888, Baboni-Malesci CXXI. An extremely fine impression printed, on wove, after the division of the copper plate, which originally included also the landscape 'Marina Livornese'. Signed in pen in the bottom margin 'Giovanni Fattori'. The signature in pen and the quality of the impression, with the rich surface tone selectively wiped, date the impression to the late eighties. In all likelihood, this impression has been printed by Fattori himself, using the small press given to him by his friend Cristiano Banti. With margins, foxed, otherwise in very good condition. To the platemark 124 x 247 mm, the entire sheet measuring 164 x 292 mm.