This unique Original Etching is by renowned Italian artist, Master Etcher, Watercolorist and Engraver Luigi Olivetti (1856-1941)..best known for his Landscapes and Genre scenes...especially of Turin, Capri and Rome.
Olivetti did not often number his etchings..so this rare Limited Edition (1/45) Etching combines both landscape and genre scene and was completed during his 'Rome' period c1900.
Entitled 'Osteria del Pina' it shows a famous arch and the ruins of an aquaduct in the Quatraro District of Rome, Italy.
Delicately rendered in fine detail it features an ancient roadway with a small covered wagon drawn by a donkey, and in the shade of a nearby tree stands a young woman.
The Etching is numbered top right in pencil, signed Luigi Olivetti, Roma in the plate bottom left and 'Osteria del Pina' in the plate bottom right.
He has also signed his name in pencil lower left and Porta Furba (Rome) in pencil lower right.
The sheet measures 14 1/2" x 10" and the Etching itself is 4 3/4" x 7".
It has Rome, Italy, July 1928 in ink verso...which I assume is the date it was added to someone's collection.
Etched onto a high quality wove paper with a deep plate mark it has some age foxing in the outer margins and is in good condition.
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