GINO SEVERINI (1883-1966)
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GINO SEVERINI (1883-1966)


GINO SEVERINI (1883-1966)
signed 'G.Severini' (lower right)
gouache on paper
15 7/8 x 20 5/8 in. (40.3 x 52.5 cm.)
Executed in 1958
Private collection, Australia.
Anonymous sale, Dorotheum, Vienna, 21 November 2017, lot 33.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Special notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
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Romana Severini Brunori has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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Lot Essay

Campagna was executed in 1958 as a preparatory drawing for the set design of the comic opera ‘Le Cantatrici Villane’, composed by Valentino Fioravanti and staged in 1959 in Florence and Paris, where the artist was spending most of his time.
The scene was composed of nine different mobile panels, of which the one our lot is a study for was called ‘Campagna’; these were designed to be moved around directly by the actors, as the screenplay required.
Severini had started dividing his time between Rome and Paris already in 1920; from the 1930s, and throughout the rest of his career, he created many decorative panels, frescoes, and mosaics, and he became involved in set and costume design for the theatre.

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