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Sir Muirhead Bone. 1876-1953.

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San Frediano in Cestello, Florence. 1915. Drypoint. Dodgson 345.x. 9 7/8 x 15 7/8 (sheet 11 3/8 x 15 7/8). Edition 84 in this state. Slight toning; otherwise fine condition. A rich impression with subtle plate tone and drypoint burr, printed on Japanese mulberry paper with wide margins. Signed and annotated 'X' by the artist in pencil; titled in pencil in another hand. $750.

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This print presents a view across the River Arno to a domed church with an unadorned facade flanked by low buildings. The Baroque-style church is San Frediano in Cestello in the Oltrarno section of Florence; the name cestello derives from the Cistercians who occupied the church in 1628. Bone also captured some of the boating activity along the river, including two men digging on the riverbank in the foreground. A drawing related to this print is in the collection of the British Museum, London; the view in this print is in reverse from this drawing (which represents how the site looked when Bone sketched it)..

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