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Collage composed of colored pencils, with traces of graphite, on off-white wove paper, laid down on cream wove paper
Signed with insignia recto, lower left, in blue and green gouache: "BALLA / FUTURISTA"; inscribed, lower left corner of image, in brush and green ink over brush and black ink: "BALLA FUTURISTA"; at lower right corner of image, in brush and green wash: "DONNA CORICATA + LINEE DI SPAZIO"; inscribed verso, upper right, in graphite (by Dorothy Braude Edinburg): "Purchased from Rose Freid" [sic]
32 × 42 cm (12 5/8 × 16 9/16 in.)
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Maria Drudi Gambillo and Teresa Fiori, eds. Archivi del Futurismo 2 (Rome, 1962), p. 169, no. 269, ill. p. 130.
Giovanni Lista, Balla (Modena, 1982), pp. 310 and 311, no. 651 (ill.), as Paesaggio + donna coricata.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago, 2006), pp. 14, 145, and 157, cat. 110 (ill.)
Wellesley, Mass., Wellesley College Museum, “One Century: Wellesley Families Collect. An Exhibition Celebrating the Centennial of Wellesley College,” April 15–May 30, 1978, cat. 60, cat. by Ann Gabhart, Judith Hoos Fox, and Elisabeth Thresher Scharlack.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, pp. 14, 145, and 157, cat. 110 (ill.).
Sold by the Rose Fried Gallery, New York, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA., Jan. 3, 1962; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012.
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