Ubaldo Cosimo Veneziani (Bologna 1894 - Milan 1958)
La Morsa Sold
Pen and black ink. Signed VENE / ZIANI at the lower right. Faintly inscribed LA MORSA at the upper right. Further inscribed base cm 17 / scontornato at the upper right. Numbered 1695 in blue chalk on the verso.246 x 334 mm. (9 3/4 x 13 1/8 in.)ENQUIRE
The present sheet is a drawing for the title page or frontispiece of a printing of the play La Morsa (The Vise) by Luigi Pirandello. Written in 1892 and first published in 1898 under the title L’epilogo in the cultural journal Ariel, which had been founded by Pirandello. La Morsa was not performed on stage until December 1910, at the Teatro Metastasio in Rome.