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Title:Young Man on a Riverbank (recto); Study of a Wagnerian Scene (verso)
Artist:Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte)
Medium:Gouache, charcoal, and pastel on paper
Dimensions:11 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. (29.8 x 21.9 cm)
Credit Line:Bequest of Lydia Winston Malbin, 1989
Inscription: Signed (recto, lower right): UB
the artist (1902–d. 1916); his sister, Amelia Raffaella Boccioni Callegari, Verona (1916–58; sold in 1958 to Winston); Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich. (1958–his d. 1966); Lydia Winston Malbin, Detroit and New York (1966–d. 1989; her bequest to MMA)
Museum of Modern Art, New York. "Boccioni Drawings and Etchings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston," May 30–August 9, 1961, no. 1 (as "Young Man on the Bank of a River").
Detroit Institute of Arts. "Boccioni Drawings and Etchings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston," October 18–December 19, 1961, no. 1.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Boccioni Drawings and Etchings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston," January 14–February 19, 1962, no. 1.
Detroit Institute of Arts. "Boccioni Drawings from the Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection," April 26–May 28, 1967, no catalogue (checklist no. 1).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni: A Retrospective," September 15, 1988–January 8, 1989, no. 1 A&B (lent by Lydia Winston Malbin, New York).
Palazzo Reale, Milan. "Umberto Boccioni (1882-1916). Genio e Memoria," March 23–July 10, 2016, no. 3.
Gianfranco Bruno. L'Opera completa di Boccioni. Milan, 1969, p. 86, no. 1, ill.
Linda Shearer and Marianne W. Martin. Futurism: A Modern Focus. The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection. Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin. Exh. cat., Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. New York, 1973, p. 208, no. 112, ill., call the recto drawing "Young Man on the Bank of a River" and tentatively date it 1902; date the verso drawing about 1908.
Guido Ballo. Boccioni, la vita e l'opera. 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1964). Milan, 1982, p. 213, appendix no. 123, ill., dates it 1908–9.
Maurizio Calvesi and Ester Coen. Boccioni: L'opera completa. Milan, 1983, p. 134, no. 5 (recto); [verso not listed], erroneously locate it in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Maria Drudi Gambillo and Teresa Fiori, ed. Archivi del futurismo. 2nd ed. (1st ed., 1962). Rome, 1986, vol. 2, p. 255, no. 53, ill. p. 186, call it "Figura che passeggia".
Ester Coen. Umberto Boccioni. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1988, pp. 3–5, no. 1A , ill. (color), 1B (ill.).
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