MARCONI (Guglielmo, 1874-1937, Wireless Pioneer) and his 2nd wife MARIA CRISTINA (née Bezzi-Scali)

Fine and charming portrait photograph, by Eva Barrett of Rome, showing them seated, half-length in profile to the left, with their daughter Elettra (b. 20th July 1930) on the Marchesa's knee, turning round to look at her parents, signed on the mount in the Marchesa's hand 'Cristina-Elettra' and by him 'Guglielmo Marconi' and dated, 6" x 9" on mount 10" x 13", Rome, 18th February

Marconi was born in Bologna of an Italian father and English mother. He invented the radio antenna for electromagnetic waves in 1896 and won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1909. In the 1930s he established a worldwide network for the British Government. Signatures of Marconi are rare.

Item Date:  1932

Stock No:  53814     



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