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BENVENUTO DISERTORI
(Trento 1887 - Milan 1969)
APOLLO E LA FORTUNA, 1930

Etching and engraving. Bellini - Alberti 46. A fine impression of the final state (V/5), printed in black ink on laid paper with watermark ROMA with the Capitoline she-wolf. With margins. Lightly foxed, otherwise in very good condition. To the platemark 295 x 275 mm, the entire sheet measuring 375 x 320 mm. Signed in pen Benvenuto Disertori.

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.