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The Black Bull
by Giovanni Fattori

Available at Stanza del Borgo (IFPDA)

  • Date: 1885
  • Type: Prints
  • Medium: Etching
  • Edition size: small
  • Sheet Size: 19,5 x 29 cm
  • Signed: Signed
  • Condition: Pristine
  • Price: Price on Application

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Etching on copper, signed on the plate bottom left ‘GFattori’ Baboni, CXXXIV; Bonagura 48; Servolini 153. mm 183 x 282; sheet mm 195 x 290 An extremely fine impression, printed with black ink on white wove paper. The print shows an extensive work in the inking, using a ‘veil’ in the research of the effects of light and shadow on the animal and on the ground. In very fine condition, except a little lack in the lower left corner that does not concern the platemark, with margins all around. The plate is preserved in the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of Uffizi (Inv. 132 M). Our impression is very close to that of Rosselli Collection (Bonagura, n. 48), very fresh and well-inked and with the same use of the ‘veil’ of ink in the research of the effects of light and shadow.

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