Cavallo e Cavaliere. 1958. Gouache and grattage. 14.7 x 13.7 cm (5.7 x 5.3 in), the full sheet. This work, along with other drawings, was made especially for the publication by Ernst Scheidegger (editor) "Marino Marini. Zeichnungen, Photos, Bekenntnisse", Zürich 1959. [SM]. • “Horse and Rider" is Marini's most famous motif. • Starting with cave paintings, the horse is a motif as old as art itself. • Design language reduced to the essentials.
PROVENANCE: Private collection Liechtenstein.
LITERATURE: Ernst Scheidegger (editor), Marino Marini. Zeichnungen, Photos, Bekenntnisse, Zürich 1959, pp. 22/23.