17 June 2004
Raffaelo Sorbi (Italian, 1844-1931)
A sunlit osteria
signed and dated 'Raf. Sorbi 1913' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24 x 34 1/16 (61 x 86.5 cm.)
Painted in 1913.
Mrs Olga Adda, Alexandria, circa 1920 and then by descent to the present owner.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately