1946 Print Alois Derso Political Cartoon Benito Mussolini Italy Fascist XES8

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This is an original 1946 black and white relief line-block print of "Mussolini."

CONDITION

This 65+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Relief Line-block Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 4.5 inches; 9 x 11 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of relief line block prints based upon the original political cartoons of Alois Derso. Spanning from the end of the First World War to the end of the Second World War, this collection captures prominent, yet at times deficient, politicians and military leaders. The caricatures are beautifully rendered in the fluid, yet bitingly abrasive style of all of DersoÕs work, capturing the essence of various personalities with an unflinching and sardonic wit. Produced immediately following the end of the Second World War by a witness to this history, each piece offers an opportunity to own a unique visual interpretation of this significant moment in world history.

This piece was illustrated by Derso and Kelen. There is no visible artist signature.

Keywords specific to this image: Art, Italian Socialist Party, Avanti, Fasci di Combattimento, Fascism, Inter-War Years, World War II, Caricature

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