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Gaetano Martinez, portrait of Gabriele D'Annunzio

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GAETANO MARTINEZ (Galatina, Lecce 1892 - Rome 1951) PORTRAIT OF GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO
Pen and black ink. On the background the figures of two lovers and the verses vivere ardendo e non / sentire il male / G D'Annunzio Signed and dated GMartinez / 918, dedicated 'all'On Calo' / Galatina 30-XII-920; 315 x 229 mm.

A self-taught sculptor, Martinez worked mainly in his native town, Galatina, and in Rome. He was a prolific draughtsman. See M. Fortuzzi and V. De Vitis, Gaetano Martinez, Scritti e Disegni, exhibition catalogue, Galatina, 2002.

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