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Pio Bove (Pious or Peaceful Ox)

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Printmaking was primarily an activity Giovanni Fattori's later years. He was probably more than 80 years old when he etched this scene of an ox resting in a field. Its lonely, contemplative mood reveals little of the stormy lifetime that preceded it. In his youth, Fattori devoured gothic...

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Inscription

Signed lower left in graphite pencil: Gio. Fattori

Provenance

Hill-Stone (New York); from whom purchased, 20 September 2006.

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis

Peaceful Ox

about 1907

Catalogue Raisonné

Benaglia 131; Servolini 161; RPK 78.

Dimensions

Platemark: 17.5 x 32.3 cm (6 7/8 x 12 11/16 in.) Sheet: 34.3 x 48.5 cm (13 1/2 x 19 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2006.1370

Medium or Technique

Etching

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