MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART - II

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Ottone Rosai ©  
(Firenze, 1895 - Ivrea, 1957)

Man in the gallery, 1950

Oil painting on canvas
cm. 100x70

Signature bottom right. On the reverse: on the canvas, label and four notary stamps Eredità Rosai; in black crayon «.77.» [n. burden of the Inheritance]; exhibition label Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 1960, n. 213, typewritten «Loggione / oil on canvas / cm. 100×70 / [Owner] coll. Oreste Rosai / [address of the same]"; label and two superimposed stamps Galleria Michaud, Florence, in ink «Ottone Rosai / Man in the gallery 1950 / Oil canvas, 70/100 / N° 874/120 [n. loading capacity of the Tunnel]"; in marker [all caps] «O. Rosai / Man in the gallery / 1950 / 874/120 [idem]"; «No. 874/120». On the frame, label shows Palazzo Graneri, Turin, 1983, there in ink «71»; label bearing typescript «Exhibited in the solo show / “Homage to Rosai” at the Gallery / La Strozzina in Florence April / May 1953, Cat. n°82»; further label bearing the typescript «Exhibited in the exhibition / Ottone Rosai Works from 1911 to 1957 / Palazzo Strozzi, Florence November / December 1983 Cat. n° 79 pag. 136"; Gondrand label, Turin; photocopy of the work in the monograph by P.C. Santini, Rosai, Vallecchi, Florence, 1960, typescript «Pier Carlo Santini / Monograph “Rosai5” / Ed. Vallecchi Florence 1960"; small label, therein «[in red ink] 174 / [in felt-tip pen] 1950/6»; further label bearing in ink «12491» [highlighted in light blue], superimposed therein, in marker «2»; small rectangular label bearing "21999" in red ink; with felt-tip pen «622/2»; label label exhibition Farsettiarte, Prato, September-October 1995 [then Palazzo Reale, Milan, October 1995-January 1996], therein in ink «169»; [all caps, bordered] «Rosai»; in pencil «1950»; [all caps] «Loggione»; Leoncini stamp, Florence.

Provenance: Oreste Rosai, Florence; Michaud Gallery, Florence.

Exhibitions: 1953, Homage to Rosai, introduction by C.L.Ragghianti, April-May 1953, La Strozzina, Florence, (reprinted in cat. no. 82); 1953, V National Painting Prize Gulf of La Spezia, 19 July - 13 September (Monographic exhibition of the work of Ottone Rosai), rooms IX and no. 13); 1960, Exhibition of the Works of Ottone Rosai, 1911-1957, curated by P.C. Santini, May-June, Palazzo Strozzi Florence (repr. in cat. p. 79, n. 213, 1940); 1968 - 1969, Selected works by Ottone Rosai, texts by F. Russoli, L. Cavallo, M. Valsecchi, 14 December - 16 January, Galleria Michaud, Florence, repr. in cat. n. 19; 1983, Ottone Rosai. Works from 1911 to 1957, edited by P.C. Santini, April - May, Palazzo Graneri, Turin, (repr. in cat. p. 122, n. 71); 1983, Ottone Rosai. Works from 1911 to 1957, edited by P.C. Santini, 20 July - 18 September, National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome; then Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, 13 November -18 December, (repr. in cat. p. 136, n. 79); 1987, Ottone Rosai, 20 March - April, Galleria Michaud, Florence, (incat. repr. p. 8); 1990, Ottone Rosai. Paintings, drawings, writings by G. Nicoletti, 21 July - 28 August, Scuola «G. Pascoli» (then the summer exhibition venue of the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art of Forte dei Marmi), Vittoria Apuana, (reprinted in cat. no. 14); 1990, Ottone Rosai. The drawings of the «Bargello», writings by G. Nicoletti, November, Galleria Pananti, Florence, (reprinted in cat. no. 14); 1995, Ottone Rosai, edited by L. Cavallo, 23 September - 22 October, Farsettiarte, Prato; then Palazzo Reale, Milan, 26 October - 6 January, (repr. in cat. p. 233, n. 169 (file pp.328-329); 2003, Ottone Rosai. From the futurist season to the mature years, edited by S . De Rosa, 10 April - 4 May; Palazzina Mangani, Fiesole, (rep. in cat. p.32); then National Museum of Naïve Arts «Cesare Zavattini», Luzzara, 23 May - 4 July, (rep. in cat. . p. 31); 2020, Ottone Rosai. Painting, territory of revolt, edited by L. Cavallo, 18 January - 10 March and 19 May - 23 August, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua, (rep. in cat. 137, n. 53).

Bibliography: 1957, Speech by C. L. Ragghianti of 16 May 1957 in Florence for the funeral of O. Rosai, «Saluto a Rosai», seleArte, 30, Vallecchi, Florence, May-June, p. 25; Florence, p. 212, n. 319; 1968, M. Valsecchi, L. Cavallo, Edizioni Galleria Il Castello , Milan, tab. CCXXIII, p. 255, n. 212; 2006, Rosai. Fifty years later, writings by various people, the Portolano, n. 47/48, July - December, Polistampa, Florence, p. 32; 2018, G. Faccenda, General Catalog Raisonné of the Works of Ottone Rosai, first volume, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori, Milan, p.481, n. 306.

€ 13.000,00 / 16.000,00
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