GIOVANNI FATTORI (Livorno 1825 - Florence 1908) STRADA NEI DINTORNI DI FIRENZE (Street near Florence)
Zinc etching, Baboni-Malesci XXXVI. A fine, wiped clean proof impression, printed with black ink on Chine appliqué mounted on white wove paper. A first state exists (only one impression known) before the signature, in the Rosselli collection, at the GDS, Florence (GAM 210). Our impression has been inked in selective way, without inking the lines in the bottom foreground which define the street. The overall effect is a stronger sunlight on the scene. Signed in pencil Giovanni Fattori. With large margins. Paper thinning in a few areas on the verso, generally in very good condition. To the platemark 126 x 150 mm, the entire sheet measuring 322 x 386 mm.