Giorgio Morandi

Italian, 1890–1964

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Painter and printmaker Giorgio Morandi established his eminent reputation on subtle, tonal still lifes of everyday household objects. Deliberately painting the unremarkable, such as bottles, nondescript vases, and small pots, Morandi centered his …

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Paesaggio, 1958
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Watercolor on paper
18.7 x 31.8 cm
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Watercolor on paper cm. 31.8x18.7 Signed lower center: Morandi. On the reverse: Galleria del Milione stamp, Milan, with no. 7733.
Paesaggio, 1958
Watercolor on paper
Jun 11, 2021
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18.7 x 31.8 cm
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Watercolor on paper cm. 31.8x18.7 Signed lower center: Morandi. On the reverse: Galleria del Milione stamp, Milan, with no. 7733.
Cortile di via Fondazza, 1959
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Watercolor on paper
21.0 x 30.8 cm
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Watercolor on paper cm. 30.8x21 Signed lower center: Morandi. On the reverse, on a support tablet: label Giorgio Morandi / Gli Acquerelli / Bologna / Galleria Comunale / d'Arte Moderna 15.XII.1990 - 10.II.1991: label Giorgio Morandi / Gli Acquerelli / Florence / Palazzo Medici Riccardi / Museo Mediceo / 16 May - 30 June 1991: Giorgio Morandi exhibition label / "Gli Acquerelli" / Iseo - l'Arsenale / 22 March - 12 May 1991.
Cortile di via Fondazza, 1959
Watercolor on paper
Jun 11, 2021
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21.0 x 30.8 cm
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Watercolor on paper cm. 30.8x21 Signed lower center: Morandi. On the reverse, on a support tablet: label Giorgio Morandi / Gli Acquerelli / Bologna / Galleria Comunale / d'Arte Moderna 15.XII.1990 - 10.II.1991: label Giorgio Morandi / Gli Acquerelli / Florence / Palazzo Medici Riccardi / Museo Mediceo / 16 May - 30 June 1991: Giorgio Morandi exhibition label / "Gli Acquerelli" / Iseo - l'Arsenale / 22 March - 12 May 1991.
Campo di tennis ai Giardini Margherita a Bologna, 1923
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Etching on zinc
20.5 x 16.3 cm
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Etching on zinc, eg. 4/30 cm. 16.3x20.5 (plate), cm. 19x32,6 (paper) Signature and date in pencil on the lower right margin: G. Morandi 1923, edition lower left: 4/30. History Mario Rimoldi Collection, Cortina d'Ampezzo; Renato Balsamo Collection, Cortina d'Ampezzo; Private collection Bibliography Lamberto Vitali, The graphic work of Giorgio Morandi, Giulio Einaudi Editore, Turin, 1964, n. 20; Michele Cordaro, Morandi engravings. General Catalog, Electa Editions, Milan, 1991, p. 20, n. 1923 2. First state: edition of 30 numbered copies plus three proofs.
Campo di tennis ai Giardini Margherita a Bologna, 1923
Etching on zinc
Jun 11, 2021
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20.5 x 16.3 cm
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Etching on zinc, eg. 4/30 cm. 16.3x20.5 (plate), cm. 19x32,6 (paper) Signature and date in pencil on the lower right margin: G. Morandi 1923, edition lower left: 4/30. History Mario Rimoldi Collection, Cortina d'Ampezzo; Renato Balsamo Collection, Cortina d'Ampezzo; Private collection Bibliography Lamberto Vitali, The graphic work of Giorgio Morandi, Giulio Einaudi Editore, Turin, 1964, n. 20; Michele Cordaro, Morandi engravings. General Catalog, Electa Editions, Milan, 1991, p. 20, n. 1923 2. First state: edition of 30 numbered copies plus three proofs.
Paesaggio, 1938
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Oil on canvas
53.0 x 46.4 cm
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Oil painting on canvas cm. 46.4x53 On the reverse on the canvas: stamp and signature Galleria F. Russo, Rome; on the frame: stamp Galleria F. Russo, Rome: label [Te] rza Quadrennial of National Art / Rome - MCMXXXIX - A. XVII: carrier label with indication of Paris and St. Paul Exhibition.
Paesaggio, 1938
Oil on canvas
Jun 11, 2021
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53.0 x 46.4 cm
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Oil painting on canvas cm. 46.4x53 On the reverse on the canvas: stamp and signature Galleria F. Russo, Rome; on the frame: stamp Galleria F. Russo, Rome: label [Te] rza Quadrennial of National Art / Rome - MCMXXXIX - A. XVII: carrier label with indication of Paris and St. Paul Exhibition.
Le tre case del campiaro a Grizzana, 1929
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etching, on wove paper
29.9 x 24.8 cm
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$23,750
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May 20, 2021
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed and numbered '34/40 Morandi' in pencil etching, on wove paper Image: 93⁄4 x 113⁄4 in. (24.8 x 29.9 cm.) Sheet: 133⁄4 x 201⁄8 in. (34.9 x 51.1 cm.) Executed in 1929. Vitali's first state (of two). This work is number 34 from the edition of 40.
Le tre case del campiaro a Grizzana, 1929
etching, on wove paper
May 20, 2021
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$23,750
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29.9 x 24.8 cm
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$23,750
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed and numbered '34/40 Morandi' in pencil etching, on wove paper Image: 93⁄4 x 113⁄4 in. (24.8 x 29.9 cm.) Sheet: 133⁄4 x 201⁄8 in. (34.9 x 51.1 cm.) Executed in 1929. Vitali's first state (of two). This work is number 34 from the edition of 40.
Paesaggio, 1930
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$12,500
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etching, on wove paper
19.4 x 17.5 cm
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$12,500
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dedicated and numbered '36/50 Morandi Al Signori Rambaldi Bologna 4 giugno 1956' in pencil etching, on wove paper Image: 67⁄8 x 75⁄8 in. (17.5 x 19.4 cm.) Sheet: 97⁄8 x 133⁄4 in. (25.1 x 35 cm.) Executed circa 1930. Vitali's first state (of two). This work is number 36 from the edition of 50 (there were also three proofs).
Paesaggio, 1930
etching, on wove paper
May 20, 2021
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$12,500
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19.4 x 17.5 cm
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$12,500
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dedicated and numbered '36/50 Morandi Al Signori Rambaldi Bologna 4 giugno 1956' in pencil etching, on wove paper Image: 67⁄8 x 75⁄8 in. (17.5 x 19.4 cm.) Sheet: 97⁄8 x 133⁄4 in. (25.1 x 35 cm.) Executed circa 1930. Vitali's first state (of two). This work is number 36 from the edition of 50 (there were also three proofs).
Il Giardino di Via Fondazza, 1926
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$9,375
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etching, on Japon paper
15.1 x 10.9 cm
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$9,375
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May 20, 2021
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated and numbered '12/55 Morandi 1926' in pencil etching, on Japon paper Image: 41⁄4 x 57⁄8 in. (10.9 x 15.1 cm.) Sheet: 97⁄8 x 121⁄8 in. (25 x 30.8 cm.) Executed in 1926. Vitali's third state (of four). This work is number twelve from the edition of 55.
Il Giardino di Via Fondazza, 1926
etching, on Japon paper
May 20, 2021
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$9,375
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15.1 x 10.9 cm
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$9,375
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated and numbered '12/55 Morandi 1926' in pencil etching, on Japon paper Image: 41⁄4 x 57⁄8 in. (10.9 x 15.1 cm.) Sheet: 97⁄8 x 121⁄8 in. (25 x 30.8 cm.) Executed in 1926. Vitali's third state (of four). This work is number twelve from the edition of 55.
La Strada, 1927
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$4,000
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etching, on Chine collé to wove paper
26.1 x 19.5 cm
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$4,000
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May 20, 2021
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated and numbered '33/50 Morandi 1927' in pencil etching, on Chine collé to wove paper Image: 75⁄8 x 101⁄4 in. (19.5 x 26.1 cm.) Sheet: 111⁄4 x 171⁄2 in. (28.6 x 44.5 cm.) Executed in 1927. Vitali's first state (of two). This work is number 33 from the edition of 50.
La Strada, 1927
etching, on Chine collé to wove paper
May 20, 2021
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$4,000
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26.1 x 19.5 cm
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$4,000
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated and numbered '33/50 Morandi 1927' in pencil etching, on Chine collé to wove paper Image: 75⁄8 x 101⁄4 in. (19.5 x 26.1 cm.) Sheet: 111⁄4 x 171⁄2 in. (28.6 x 44.5 cm.) Executed in 1927. Vitali's first state (of two). This work is number 33 from the edition of 50.
Natura morta a grandi segni, 1931
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$23,750
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etching, on Fabriano paper
34.4 x 24.7 cm
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$23,750
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May 20, 2021
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated and numbered '23/50 Morandi 1931' in pencil etching, on Fabriano paper Image: 93⁄4 x 131⁄2 in. (24.7 x 34.4 cm.) Sheet: 15 x 201⁄4 in. (38.1 x 51.4 cm.) Executed in 1931. Vitali's second state (of three). This work is number 23 from the edition of 50.
Natura morta a grandi segni, 1931
etching, on Fabriano paper
May 20, 2021
Christie's
$23,750
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34.4 x 24.7 cm
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May 20, 2021
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$23,750
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated and numbered '23/50 Morandi 1931' in pencil etching, on Fabriano paper Image: 93⁄4 x 131⁄2 in. (24.7 x 34.4 cm.) Sheet: 15 x 201⁄4 in. (38.1 x 51.4 cm.) Executed in 1931. Vitali's second state (of three). This work is number 23 from the edition of 50.
Natura morta in un tondo, 1942
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$18,750
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etching on Japon paper
30.4 x 27.0 cm
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$18,750
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May 20, 2021
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated, and numbered '4/50 Morandi 1942' in pencil etching on Japon paper Image: 101⁄2 x 12 in. (27 x 30.4 cm.) Sheet: 123⁄4 x 151⁄4 in. (32.3 x 38.4 cm.) Executed in 1942. Vitali's second (final) state. This work is number four from the edition of 50. Published by Galleria del Milione, Milan.
Natura morta in un tondo, 1942
etching on Japon paper
May 20, 2021
Christie's
$18,750
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30.4 x 27.0 cm
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May 20, 2021
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$18,750
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Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) signed, dated, and numbered '4/50 Morandi 1942' in pencil etching on Japon paper Image: 101⁄2 x 12 in. (27 x 30.4 cm.) Sheet: 123⁄4 x 151⁄4 in. (32.3 x 38.4 cm.) Executed in 1942. Vitali's second (final) state. This work is number four from the edition of 50. Published by Galleria del Milione, Milan.