Montevideo: ACALI Editorial, 1976. b/w plates, draws., bibliographical references (pages 28-29), color pict.wrps. (marginal wear in spine and wrapper corners, small 1 in.tear in upper left side; o/w very good copy). Item #114219
This edition presents an almost unknown facet of artist Pedro Figari, that of brilliant lawyer jurist. In late 1895 Ensign Enrique Almeida was tried for the crime of Tomás Butler, a National Party militant shot dead in the middle of the street. After an irregular trial, compared to the "Dreyfus case”, and without reliable evidence, Almeida was sentenced to prison. In 1896 Figari argued 'judicial error' standing as one of the most tenacious enemies of the death penalty. This edition also includes an offset print with fifteen Figari drawings related to the "Almeida Case" and a critical study on them by Angel Kalenberg . CONTENTS: Un hombre y un tiempo / Julio Maria Sanguinetti -- Figari y el caso Butler Almeida ; Figari contra la pena de muerte / Luis Víctor Anastasia -- El caso Figari / Anel Kalenberg -- 15 dibujos de Figari referidos al caso Almeida.