Postcard from Naples - Art by Renato Guttuso
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Renato Guttuso
Postcard from Naples

1938

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Autograph postcard written by Renato Guttuso to the Countess Anna Laetitia Pecci-Blunt. On the front, there is a black and white reproduction of a Neapolitan breathtaking landscape. On the back, there are three stamps, three postmarks, a brief autograph message of greetings and Guttuso and the Italian poet and cultural organizer Libero de Libero's signatures in blue pencil. From the postmarks, the date and the place of shipment can be read: Naples, May 28th 1938. Excellent conditions, with usual yellowing of the paper. Renato Guttuso (Bagheria, Sicily, 1911 – Rome, 1987), The same year of this postcard, 1938, the talented artist realized “Fucilazione in Campagna”, "Execution by Firing Squad in the Countryside", a painting depicting the violent assassination of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca by the fascist militia. His name is always associated with this artwork of strong moral and political engagement: he was a fervent opponent of fascism and a devoted communist, and as an artist he supported Socialist Realism. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago by an artist who has died requires a licence for export regardless of the work’s market price. The shipping may require additional handling days to require the licence according to the final destination of the artwork.

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  • Movement & Style
  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 3.55 in. x W 5.44 in.H 9 cm x W 13.8 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    LU65033124263
  • Seller Reference Number
    M-95646
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