About This Artwork

Gino Severini
Italian, 1883-1966

Guitarist and Spanish Dancer, n.d.

Charcoal, with stumping and traces of red chalk on cream wove paper
641 x 475 mm
Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "Severini"

Gift of Robert Allerton, 1926.257

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Gallery of the Photo Secession (Gallery 291), "Severini," March 6–17, 1917, cat. 5.

New York, Art Center, "Memorial Exhibition of Representative Works Selected from the John Quinn Collection," January 7–30, 1926, p. 10, cat. 47.

Iowa City, State University of Iowa, "Thirteenth Annual Fine Arts Festival: Six Centuries of Master Drawings," Summer 1951, n.p., cat. 218.

New Haven, Conn., Yale University Art Gallery, "Severini futurista: 1912–1917," October 18, 1995–January 7, 1996, pp. 111 and 114 (ill.), cat. 30; traveled to Fort Worth, Tex., Kimbell Art Museum, February 11–April 7, 1996.

Publication History

R. M. F., “Notes on Some Modern Drawings (Continued),” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago XXI:4 (April 1927), p. 52 (ill.).

Joan M. Lukach, “Severini’s 1917 Exhibition at Stieglitz’s ‘291’,” Burlington Magazine CXIII (April 1971), pp. 197, 202, 204, and 206, figs. 34, 41.

Daniela Fonti, Gino Severini: Catalogo ragionato (Milan, 1988), p. 206 (ill.), cat. 252.

Ownership History

The artist to Alfred Stieglitz, New York, 1916 [Lukach 1969]; sold to John Quinn (died 1924), 1917 [Lukach 1969]; Estate of John Quinn, from 1924-c. 1926. Given by Robert Allerton, Chicago, to the Art Institute, 1926.

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