VITALIANO MARCHINI (Melegnano, Lodi 1888 - Mergozzo, Verbania 1971) MATERNITA' (Motherhood)
Bronze bas-relief, diameter 290 mm. Mounted on a wooden plate measuring 345 x 330 mm. Signed and dated 'V. Marchini / 1920'.
This sculpture was exposed at the Galleria Pesaro (traces of the label still remain on the verso of the wooden plate) in February 1922. The exhibition, introduced by Adolfo Wildt, assembled works by Vitaliano Marchini together with work by the painters Ugo Bernasconi and Raoul Viviani. See: Galleria Pesaro - Milano, 'Mostra individuale dei pittori Ugo Bernasconi, Raoul Viviani e dello scultore Vitaliano Marchini', February 1922; catalogue no. 175