Natura morta. 1959. Pencil drawing. Signed in lower left. On creme wove paper. 24 x 34.4 cm (9.4 x 13.5 in), size of sheet.
• Part of an Italian family collection for more than 55 years. • Still lifes of vessels are considered key works in the Giorgio Morandi's oeuvre. • Subtle, reduced pencil drawing with the certain degree of abstraction that is so characteristic of his later works. • Preliminary drawing for several paintings from the famous work series "Natura morta".
Accompanied by a written confirmation issued by Dr. Marilena Pasquali, Comitato per il Catalogo di Giorgio Morandi, on July 1, 2013 (in copy). The work was included into the catalog raisonné (Catalogo generale) with the registration number "D 1959/4".
PROVENANCE: Private collection Italy (acquired before 1966). Since then family-owned.