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Lino Selvatico, seated female nude


Drypoint, printed on silk. Titled and signed in pencil on the pass-partout 'Studio / Lino Selvatico f'. A catalog raisonné of the works of Selvatico as printmaker does not exist, however this print is surely of great rarity and I do not know any other impression of it, as I do not know any other print by Lino Selvatico pulled on silk; 130 x 78 mm, the silk measuring 200 x 120 mm.
I warmly thank the colleague Matteo Crespi who pointed me this unusual print.

A painter and an etcher, Lino Selvatico was son of Riccardo, poet, playwright, and founder of the Venice Biennale. Lino began his studies to pursue a legislative career, but after some years of law school decided to devote himself exclusively to painting. He started his career in the Third Biennale (1899), exhibiting portraits that met critical acclaim; since then his participation at the Biennale and other important events was extremely active.


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