Etching, titled, dated and signed in the plate Maurina 1944 14 giugno L. Bartolini., signed in black chalk at the bottom right corner Luigi Bartolini. Fine impression, first state of two. Pulled with tone on Chine-collé bonded to very thick wove paper; 181 x 238 mm. Large, even margins; in very good condition.
In the second state of the print, the background has been extensively hatched.
1951 Petrucci-Calcografia n. 975 es. 30
1962 Ronci-Calcografia n. 975 es. 30
1973 Prandi Cat. 156 n. 40
1997 Ficacci-Calcografia n. 128 (second state)
Painter, printmaker, writer, poet and polemicist, Bartolini spent his youth in Rome, Siena and Florence and completed his studies in 1910 at the Istituto di Belle Arti in Siena. As a printmaker he made his first etchings around 1909 in Florence, where he studied the prints of Jacques Callot, Giovanni Fattori and Rembrandt. During the World War I, Bartolini fought as an officer at the Front. He resumed his artistic activity in 1919, establishing himself mainly as a printmaker. In 1932, along with Giorgio Morandi, he won a prize at the Mostra dell’Incisione Italiana in Florence and in 1935 obtained first prize for printmaking at the second Quadriennale at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, where he exhibited 50 etchings. He exhibited again his prints at the Biennale in Venice, in 1942, at the Rassegna Internazionale in Lugano, in 1952, and at the Calcografia Nazionale in Rome, in 1962.