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Train in the City

Artist:
Gino Severini (Italian, Cortona 1883–1966 Paris)
Date:
1915
Medium:
Charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
19 5/8 x 25 1/2 in. (49.8 x 64.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949
Accession Number:
49.70.23
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right, in graphite): G. Severini; signed and inscribed (verso, upper center, in graphite): 4/ Le train dans la ville/ Gino Severini
the artist (1915–17; shipped in October 1916 to New York, valued at Fr 150; left on June 22, 1917 with Stieglitz); Alfred Stieglitz, New York (1917–d. 1946; his estate, 1946–49; gift to MMA)

New York. 291. "Paintings, Drawings, Pastels by Gino Severini," March 6–17, 1917, no catalogue (checklist no. 18; the artist's handwritten list as drawing no. 4).

Art Institute of Chicago. "Alfred Stieglitz: His Photographs and His Collection," February 2–29, 1948, extended to March 7, 1948, no catalogue (checklist no. 47.110).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Twentieth Century Italian Art," June 28–September 18, 1949, unnumbered cat. (pl. 21).

Museum of Modern Art, New York. "From the Alfred Stieglitz Collection: An Extended Loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 22–August 12, 1951, no catalogue (checklist no. E.L.51.704; loan extended to March 20, 1961).

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection," September 9–November 12, 1967, no catalogue (unnumbered checklist).

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Cubist Epoch," December 15, 1970–February 21, 1971, no. 302.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Cubist Epoch," April 9–June 7, 1971, no. 302.

Venice. Palazzo Grassi. "Futurismo e Futurismi," May 4–October 12, 1986, unnumbered cat. (p. 234).

Mexico City. Instituto Nacional de Bellas Arte. "Modernidad y modernización en el arte mexicano: 1920–1960)," November 21, 1991–March 11, 1992, no. 29.

New Haven. Yale University Art Gallery. "Severini futurista, 1912–1917," October 18, 1995–January 7, 1996, no. 23.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Severini futurista, 1912–1917," February 11–April 7, 1996, no. 23.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe," October 13, 2011–January 2, 2012, no. 38.

"Severini, the 'Futurist,' at Photo-Secession." American Art News 15 (March 10, 1917), p. 3.

Charles Caffin. "Severini's Work Seen at '291'." New York American (March 12, 1917), p. 6.

Howard Devree. "Over A Generation: Two Current Exhibitions That Emphasize the Expansion of American Art." New York Times (May 27, 1951), p. 78, ill.

Paul J. Sachs. Modern Prints and Drawings: A Guide to a Better Understanding of Modern Draughtsmanship. New York, 1954, p. 173, pl. 155.

George Heard Hamilton. "The Alfred Stieglitz Collection." Metropolitan Museum Journal 3 (1970), p. 382.

Joan M. Lukach. "Severini's 1917 Exhibition at Stieglitz's '291'." Burlington Magazine (April 1971), p. 200 n. 29, pp. 201, 205, fig. 37.

Dorothy Norman. Alfred Stieglitz: An American Seer. New York, 1973, pp. 7, 133, fig. 67 (sideways).

Piero Pacini. Gino Severini: Disegni e incisioni. Florence, 1977, pl. 18.

Jean Leymarie et al. Drawing: History of an Art. New York, 1979, pp. 217, 274, ill.

Margaret Reeves Burke. "Futurism in America, 1910-1917." PhD diss., University of Delaware, 1986, pp. 178-79, 239, pl. XXVII.

Daniela Fonti. Gino Severini: Catalogo ragionato. Milan, 1988, p. 198, no. 236, ill.

Kathleen Howard, ed. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Guide. 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1983). New York, 1994, p. 460, no. 50, ill. (color).

Ester Coen. Illuminazioni. Avanguardie a confronto: Italia, Germania, Russia. Exh. cat., Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto. Milan, 2009, pp. 397, 401, 509, ill.

Lisa Mintz Messinger in Stieglitz and His Artists: Matisse to O'Keeffe. The Alfred Stieglitz Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ed. Lisa Mintz Messinger. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2011, pp. 71–72, 252, no. 38, ill. (color).



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