GIOVANNI FATTORI (Livorno 1825 - Florence 1908) MARINA LIVORNESE (Seascape near Livorno)
Copper etching, ante 1888, Baboni-Malesci XLIX. A fine impression in black ink on white wove paper, pulled during the Artist's lifetime, which shows, with great clarity, the lightly etched lines that form the background sky, which tend to disappear in later printings. The impression is wiped clean in the left foreground, but shows an area of rich surface tone on the right, over the waves. With large margins. Minimal toning in the margins, otherwise in very good condition. To the platemark 76 x 248 mm, the entire sheet measuring 188 x 340 mm.
This etching, which originally was on a single copper plate together with Sosta di Somari, has been certainly created before 1888, because an impression of it was in the group of 21 prints by Fattori purchased in September 1888 by the Italian State, now in the GNAM, Rome.