Pistoia, Italy 1901-1980 Viareggio, Italy (Italian)

Title: Figures of the Sacred Spring | Personnages du Sacre du Printemps, 1974

Technique: Complete Set of Eight Hand Signed and Numbered Lithographs in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 65 x 50 cm. / 25.6 x 19.7 in.
Image size: 52.5 x 39.5 cm. / 20.7 x 15.6 in.

Additional information: This complete set of eight lithographs in colours are each hand signed in pencil by the artist “MARINO” at the lower right margins.
They are also each hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 75, at the lower left margin.
The portfolio “Personnages du Sacre du Printemps” [Figure of the Sacred Spring] was published for XXe Siècle 1974.
The justification is also stamped with the number of the edition.
The sheets each bear the Arches watermarks in the margins.

Prof. W. K. Simpson, New York (1928-2017)
William Kelly Simpson was an American professor of Egyptology, Archaeology, Ancient Egyptian literature, and Afro-Asiatic languages at Yale University.
He was married to Marilyn Ellen Milton (1931-1980), a granddaughter of philanthropists John Davison Rockefeller Jr.

Literature: Guastalla, G. (1991). Marino Marini: Catalogue Raisonné of the Graphic Works (Engravings and Lithographs), 1919-1980. Livorno: Leslie J. Sacks Editions
Reference: Guastalla L114-L121

Condition: Excellent condition. Portfolio case with minor scuffing.