Inscribed carissimo facenco, pencil
195 x 121 mm. (7 x 4 in).
Stamped with the studio stamp, recto and verso, numbered by Galleria Enrico 1484, 97/1634 (verso).
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F. Enrico, Taccuini di viaggio e opera grafica di Pompeo Mariani, Milan, 1997, no.1484, p.394
Mariani exhibited as a painter of genre, landscapes, marines and pastels. He was the nephew of Mos Bianchi (1845-1904). He travelled to Egypt from 1881-1882. Mariani exhibited in Vienna, where he won a medal in 1888, Munich, Nice and Paris. He was fascinated by life in Monte Carlo and the casinos.
This drawing is from album 43, dated 1907.