Giovanni Costetti (Reggio Emilia 1874 - Settignano 1949)
Portrait ofa man (Arrigo Levasti?), 1906
signed and dated lower left in pen: G. Costetti 1906
black and coloured chalks
430 x 312 mm
This portrait possibly depicts the Italian writer and mystic Arrigo Levasti. Giovanni Costetti was best known as a printmaker. Most of his best known works date from 1904 to 1910. One of the most important projects he undertook during this time was a group of etchings for the Italian poet and playwright Gabriele D’Annunzio and the Esposizione Fiorentina della Società di Belle Arti in 1908.
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