Alberto Martini – Hop-Frog

Alberto Martini (Oderzo 1876-Milan 1954) Hop-Frog 1907 Pen and India ink on paper, 251 x 180 mm Signed in pen lower centre: A. MARTINI.; title in pen lower centre: HOP-FROG; Dated on the back in pencil: 1907; stamped: Galleria d’Arte Spotorno Milano Provenance: Saronno, Tischer collection; Rome, private collection Provenienza: Saronno, collezione Tischer; Roma, collezione…

Alberto Martini – Portrait of Vittorio Pica

Alberto Martini (Oderzo 1876-Milan 1954) Portrait of Vittorio Pica 1912 Pen and India ink on paper, with traces of light green, blue and brown watercolour, 675 x 535 mm Signed in pen lower left: ALBERTO MARTINI and dated lower right: ROMA. INVERNO 1912; title in pen lower centre: VITTORIO PICA On the back, label: Galleria…

Alberto Martini – Some Words with a Mummy

Alberto Martini (Oderzo 1876-Milan 1954) Some Words with a Mummy 1908 Pen and Indian ink on paper, 354 x 254 mm Signed and dated in pen, on the border, lower left: ALBERTO. MARTINI / 1908 and in pencil beneath to the right: A. Martini; title in pen lower centre: PETITE DISCUSSION AVEC UNE MOMIE; inscription…

Alberto Martini – The Holy Thorns

Alberto Martini (Oderzo 1876-Milan 1954) The Holy Thorns 1897 China pen on paper, affixed to paper support, 158 x 345 mm Signed and dated lower right on title block: AMartini 97; signed, dated and inscribed on the support, lower left to right, in pen: “ALBERTO MARTINI. 1897. | LE SPINE SANTE | “IL POEMA DEL…

Alberto Martini – Vanitas with Self-Portrait

Alberto Martini   (Oderzo 1876-Milan 1954)  Vanitas with Self-Portrait  c 1920  Pastel on paper, 54 × 46 cm   Signed “AM ALBERTO MARTINI”  Provenance: Padua, private collection    Alberto Martini, the great imaginative designer and symbolist illustrator, who interpreted with aristocratic dandyism the figure of decadent artist, later recognised as precursor of surrealism, also experimented with more accurate and realistic visions in…