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(Trento 1887 - Milan 1969)
L'EDERA, 1911-13

Etching and engraving. Bellini - Alberti 3, 1911-13. Signed in the plate in reverse B. M. Disertori inc. e dis. A fine, rich impression of the first state (I/2), printed in brown ink on laid paper with watermark ROMA. Large margins, lightly toned, in very good condition. To the platemark 200 x 276 mm, the entire sheet measuring 324 x 470 mm. Signed in pen and brown ink at the bottom right, Benvenuto Disertori.
See here on my website another impression of the same etching.

Benvenuto Disertori was taught at the Accademia in Venice by Guglielmo Ciardi. Thereafter he travelled widely. He was in Munich, Rome, Berlin, Florence and wandered over the provinces of central Italy. The small cities of Umbria and Tuscany: Fiesole, San Gimigniano, Gubbio, Perugia, awoke his love for poets and artists of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and here he found his vocations, devoting himself to engraving either in wood or in copper. Disertori was also a musicologist and a collector of musical instruments.