Artist: Marino Marini (Italian, 1901 - 1980).
Title: "Cavallo bianco e due uomini".
Medium: Mixed media on hardboard.
Date: Composed 1943.
Dimensions: Overall size: 19 5/16 x 20 1/16 in. (491 x 510 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed with the initials, lower right. Painted on medium weight hardboard. Very good condition; some small minor overall surface scratches; the board bruised from the verso to recto center right edge; presents very well. Comment(s): An impressive work by Marini. A comparable mixed media to our example (“Cavallo e cavaliere a braccia aperte”) from the same period although smaller and on paper, not board, sold for €68,750 ($73,190) at Ketterer Kunst, Munich, 12/09/2016-12/10/2016, lot #806. Marini was an Italian sculptor. Although he never abandoned painting, he devoted himself primarily to sculpture from about 1922 onwards. Image copyright © The Estate of Marino Marini. [30063-5-16000]