Graphite, with touches of stumping and scraping on tan wove paper, with pen and black ink ruled lines
Signed recto, lower right, in graphite: "Boccioni 909"
382 × 391 mm
Margaret Day Blake Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Maria Drudi Gambillo and Teresa Fiori, Archivi del Futurismo, 2nd ed. (Rome, 1962), pp. 188 and 256, fig. 58.
Guido Ballo, Boccioni: La Vita e l’Opera (Milan, 1964), p. 491, fig. 170.
“Accessions of American and Canadian Museums, April–June, 1967,” The Art Quarterly 30:3–4 (1967), pp. 276 and 280 (ill.), as Head of a Woman (Ines).
John Maxon, The Art Institute of Chicago (New York, 1970), pp. 166–167 (ill.).
Maurizio Calvesi and Ester Coen, Boccioni (Milan, 1983), p. 297, no. 437 (ill.).
Martha Tedeschi, Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958–1983, exhibition cat. (Chicago, 1985), pp. 180–181, cat. 83 (ill.), as Head of a Woman (Ines).
Clint Brown and Cheryl McLean, Drawing from Life (Fort Worth, Tex., 1992), pp. 207 and 208, fig. 8.9.
Howard Smagula, Creative Drawing, 2nd ed. (London, 2001), pp. 238-239, fig. 11.25.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “A Quarter Century of Collecting: Drawings Given to The Art Institute of Chicago, 1944-1970 by Margaret Day Blake,” April 28-June 7, 1970, n.p., cat. 48 (ill.), as “Head of Ines.”
Urbana-Champaign, 3, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, “Drawings from the Collections of The Art Institute of Chicago,” April 23–May 14, 1972.
New York, Columbia University, “Modern Portraits: The Self & Others,” pp. 15 and 177, cat. 9 (ill.), as Ines; traveled only to Wildenstein and Company, New York, October 20–November 28, 1976.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings in The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years,” July 24–September 30, 1985, pp. 180–181, cat. 83 (ill.), as Head of a Woman (Ines); traveled to the St. Louis Art Museum, March 10–May 16, 1986.
The Art Institute of Chicago, “Modern and Contemporary Works on Paper,” March 24-September 13, 2009, no cat.
Sold by Galleria Barbaroux, Milan, to L. Freddi (probably Luigi Freddi, born 1895), Rome, around 1926 [Gambillo and Fiori 1962]; L. Freddi, to at least 1964 [Ballo 1964]. Sold by La Medusa, Rome, to the Art Institute, 1967
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