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

Etching and engraving. Bellini - Alberti 3, 1911-13. Signed in the plate B. M. Disertori inc. e dis. A fine impression of the first state (I/2), printed in black ink on laid paper with watermark star. Large margins, in very good condition. To the platemark 200 x 275 mm, the entire sheet measuring 340 x 440 mm. Titled and signed in pen and black ink at the bottom l'edera / Benvenuto Disertori.
Our impression was exhibited at Liberty in Italia, exhibition at Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, 2016-2017; reproduced p.210 fig.220, catalogue entry no.149 p.276.

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.