Roberto FRANZONI (Bologna 1882 - San Marino 1960)
An Allegory of Fame, in Honour of Giuseppe Verdi
Pen and black and grey ink, extensively heightened with white, on card.
A printed portrait of Verdi inserted into an oval opening at the top of the sheet.
Inscribed (signed?) R. FRANZONI on the verso.
Inscribed GIUSEPPE VERDI - BUSSETTO 1813 – MILANO 1901 in the margin of the oval portrait of Verdi.
Further inscribed with the titles of Verdi’s operas along the top and right edge of the sheet.
Inscribed massima lunghezza / del cliche cm. 12 1/2/ in proporzione la / larghezza massima cm. 7 at the lower right.
280 x 184 mm. (11 x 7 1/4 in.)