Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Composition Study for "The Street Pavers"

Artist:
Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte)
Date:
1914
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
4 5/8 x 3 1/2 in. (11.7 x 8.9 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Michael D. Dingman Foundation Gift, 1990
Accession Number:
1990.86
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): Boccioni
probably the artist (1914–d. 1916); probably his sister, Amelia Raffaella Boccioni Callegari, Verona (from 1916); Bruno Grossetti, Milan (by 1962–at least 1964); P. Marinotti, Milan (by 1969–possibly at least 1983); E. Tavoni, Bologna; Casa dell'Arte di Sasso Marconi, Bologna; Giorgio Panelli, Monza (probably in 1988); [Philippe Daverio Gallery, New York, until 1989; sold in 1989 to Mathes]; [Barbara Mathes Gallery, Inc., New York (until 1990; sold to MMA)

New York. Philippe Daverio Gallery. "Futurism 1911–1918," November 10–December 17, 1988, no. 4 (as "The Pavers—Study").

New York. Barbara Mathes Gallery, Inc. "Italian Futurist Drawings," October 21–December 2, 1989, 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. 13 (as "Study for I selciatori [The Street Pavers]").

Raffaele De Grada. Boccioni, il mito del moderno. Milan, 1962, pp. 172–73, 344, pl. 58, calls it "I Selciatori" in the list of plates and "I selciatori (studio)" in the caption; locates it in the collection of Grossetti, Milan.

Teresa Fiori, ed. Archivi del divisionismo. Rome, 1968, vol. 2, p. 197, no. 2446, pl. 506, locates it in a private collection, Milan.

Gianfranco Bruno. L'Opera completa di Boccioni. Milan, 1969, pp. 114–15, no. 178b, ill., locates it in the collection of Marinotti, Milan.

Guido Ballo. Boccioni, la vita e l'opera. 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1964). Milan, 1982, p. 228, appendix no. 579, ill. and pl. 238.

Maurizio Calvesi and Ester Coen. Boccioni: L'opera completa. Milan, 1983, pp. 511–12, no. 912, ill., locate it in a private collection.

Maria Drudi Gambillo and Teresa Fiori, ed. Archivi del futurismo. 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1962). Rome, 1986, vol. 2, p. 263, no. 195, ill. p. 207.

Lisa M. Messinger in "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1989–1990." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin 48 (Fall 1990), p. 66.

Livia Velani in On Dynamism: Works by Umberto Boccioni from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Civiche Raccolte d'Arte del Castello Sforzesco, Milano. Ed. Giovanna Bonasegale. Exh. cat., Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea. Rome, 1999, p. 74, no. 13, ill. p. 77.



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