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Giulio Aristide Sartorio, lotta regale


Photogravure and etching; 1895. Signed in reverse on the plate and signed in pencil 'G.A. Sartorio Roma'. A very good impression, on wove, with full margins. The paper a little bit toned, other minor defects, generally in good condition. To the platemark 285 x 400 mm; the full sheet measuring 480 x 595 mm.
This print is a celebrated one, and an impression of it was exhibited in London, 1916, at the 'Esposizione dell'associazione italiana acquafortisti e incisori'.
Generally the print been considered an original etching, but is, in fact, a photogravure, then retouched by the artist.

Born into a family of Roman sculptors, Sartorio attended briefly the Accademia di San Luca and began to paint under Fortuny's influence. Later, as a student in Paris, he studied under Gerome. Sartorio also came into contact with the work of Gustave Moreau, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the other Pre-Raphaelities. In 1882 he painted one of his most important works, 'Malaria', which was partially influenced by the style of his friend Michetti. In 1883 he began to frequent the literary circles of Rome, he also developed a friendship with Gabriele D'Annunzio. In the course of his frequent trips to Paris, London and Weimar, Sartorio acquired a wide knowledge of contemporary European art; these influences encouraged his inclination toward a suggestive 'fin de si├Ęcle' style. During the last decade of the century, Sartorio's contact with the Symbolists increased. In 1904 he was one of the founders of the 'Gruppo dei XXV della Campagna Romana'. Sartorio taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and fought in the First World War. He also worked as a director on a few films.

price: 1.450,00 euros

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