Domenico (Mino) DELLE SITE
(Lecce 1914 - Rome 1996)
Sogno dell’ aviere (The Dream of the Airman)
Signed and dated Delle Site 32, written over an earlier signature and date, at the lower centre. Titled SOGNO DELL AVIERE in silver pen on the backing sheet, below the image.
93 x 83 mm. (3 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.) [sheet]
240 x 166 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.) [backing sheet]
A slightly larger watercolour variant of this composition, horizontal in format and dated 1932, is in the Archivio Mino Delle Site in Rome. The present sheet is also closely related in composition to a large painting on panel by Delle Site, entitled Il pilota aliluce, which is dated 1932.
Thence by descent to a private collection, Rome.