Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Head of the Artist's Mother

Artist:
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte)
Date:
1915
Medium:
Ink, wash and graphite on paper
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. (31.1 x 24.1 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Lydia Winston Malbin, 1989
Accession Number:
1990.38.30
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Boccioni
the artist (1915–d. 1916); his sister, Amelia Raffaella Boccioni Callegari, Verona (1916–56; sold in 1956 to Winston); Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich. (1956–his d. 1966); Lydia Winston Malbin, Detroit and New York (1966–d. 1989; her bequest to MMA)

Milan. Palazzo Reale. "Arte Italiana del XX Secolo da Collezioni Americane," April 30–June 26, 1960, no. 45 (as "Busto di donna [madre dell'artista?], 1913–14," lent by Sig. e Sig.ra Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Michigan).

Rome. Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna. "Arte Italiana del XX Secolo da Collezioni Americane," July 16–September 18, 1960, no. 45.

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," May 30–August 9, 1961, no. 278 (as "Head of Boccioni's Mother," dated 1914, lent by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich.).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Futurism," May 31–September 5, 1961, no. 61 (as "Head of a Woman [Mother of the Artist?]) 1914, Collection Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Michigan).

Detroit Institute of Arts. "Futurism," October 18–December 19, 1961, no. 61.

Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," October 18–December 19, 1961, no. 278.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Futurism," January 14–February 19, 1962, no. 61.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," January 14–February 19, 1962, no. 278.

New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Futurism: A Modern Focus. The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection. Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin," November 16, 1973–February 3, 1974, no. 228 (as "Head of Boccioni's Mother," dated 1914–15, lent by The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection [Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin, New York]).

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Futurism and the International Avant-Garde," October 26, 1980–January 4, 1981, no. 52 (as "Head of Boccioni's Mother," dated 1914–15, lent by The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection [Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin, New York]).

New Haven. Yale University Art Gallery. "The Futurist Imagination: Word + Image in Italian Futurist Painting, Drawing, Collage and Free-Word Poetry," April 13–June 26, 1983, no. 29 (as "Head of Boccioni's Mother," 1914, lent by the Winston-Malbin Collection, Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin, New York).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni: A Retrospective," September 15, 1988–January 8, 1989, no. 84A (lent by Lydia Winston Malbin, New York).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni and Women," June 19–October 18, 1998, no catalogue.

Rome. Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. "On Dynamism: Works by Umberto Boccioni from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Civiche Raccolte d'Arte del Castello Sforzesco, Milano," December 14, 1999–March 20, 2000, no. 15.

Maurizio Calvesi and Ester Coen. Boccioni: L'opera completa. Milan, 1983, p. 529, no. 932, erroneously locate it in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.



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