Ubaldo Cosimo Veneziani (Bologna 1894 - Milan 1958)
In the Rain Sold
Pen and black ink. over a pencil underdrawing. Signed VENE / ZIANI at the lower left. Inscribed testata / piccola at the lower left. Further inscribed Novella 4, base cm. 7.= and 766 / Mondadori, on the verso.324 x 251 mm. (12 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)ENQUIRE
Datable to around 1922-1925, this drawing seems to have been used as an illustration for the Italian monthly review Novella, Rivista letteraria. The content of the magazine - launched in 1919 by the publisher Italia but later taken over by the Mondadori publishing house - was made up largely of short stories by Italian writers.