untitled (Still Life)
mixed semi-precious stones, slate
6½ h × 13½ w in (17 × 34 cm)
Richard Blow was an American artist in Italy working primarily in pietra dura, a process similar to mosaic in which stones are inlaid to form elaborate compositions. Inlaid signature lower left corner. Incised inscription to verso: [Calderani (sigma) Fralassini VIII - 1968 Made in Italy Richard A Blow Montici '68]. Original painted frame.