Lot 404 - Auction 38 - Modern and Contemporary Art - Rome - 21-22 November 2017

Estimate:
290.000,00-400.000,00 EUR
Starting price:
290.000,00 EUR
Current bid:
290.000,00 EUR
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GIORGIO MORANDI
Bologna, 1890 – 1964

Landscape, 1929 circa
Oil on canvas, 41 x 49,5 cm
Labels on the back related to various italian and international exhibitions

EXHIBITED AND LITERATURE
Giorgio Morandi, Catalogo Generale, curated by L. Vitali, Electa, Milan 1977, tav. 153
Progetto Morandi Europa (1988-90),  Accademia Italiana delle Arti,  London, May 2 – November 26 1989  
Giorgio Morandi - Artista d'Europa, Le Botanique, Bruxelles, June 12 - August 9 1992
Artisti Collezionisti - Mostre negli anni di Primato 1940-43, Accademia di San Luca, Rome,  December 12 1996 - february 8, 1997
Giorgio Morandi nelle raccolte romane, Studio d'Arte Campaiola, Rome, March 27 - May 27 2003, catalogue curated by M. Pasquali, pp. 54 - 55
Morandi – L’essenza del paesaggio, October 16 2010 - January 16 2011, Fondazione Ferrero, Alba (CN), catalogue curated by M. C. Bandera, 24 Ore Cultura, Milan 2010, pp. 100-101, tav. 14

PROVENANCE  
Già Collezione Giuseppe Bottai

"The presence of this landscape by Giorgio Morandi in Giuseppe Bottai’s collection testifies the critical acumen of this protagonist of the fascist era (...). It is not the only work of the Bolognese artist owned by Bottai, since his collection also included a Still Life from 1923 (V. 80), acquired in 1928, and some etchings.(…)
The painting published for the first time by Vitali (V. 153) dated 1929 circa, is present (...) in the exhibition Artisti, Collezionisti, mostre negli anni del primato, 1940-1943, Rome Accademia di San Luca, December 12, 1996 - 8 February 1997 (...).
It can be assumed that the canvas depicts a glimpse of Grizzana's surroundings, since in 1929, the supposed year of execution of the canvas, Morandi, as recalled by Vitali (1964, p. 35, note 94), spent the summer in the Apennines ".
(by Alessandro D'Alfonso, Morandi – Lì’essenza del paesaggio, p. 100)


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