Etching, 1907, Bellini 3, Calvesi - Dambruoso 257. This is the only known impression of this etching, which is a work of Boccioni's beginnings as a printmaker. Printed in black ink on thick wove paper, evenly toned. Signed, numbered, located and dated Umberto Boccioni / N 1 / Venezia / 3 maggio 907 / III a. About the interpretation to be given to the numbers see Bellini 3. On the verso inscribed in pencil Domenico Nicotra.To the platemark 92 x 41 mm, the entire sheet measuring 191 x 109 mm.
PROVENANCE: Nicotra Family. Mario Nicotra was a close friend of Boccioni, from their young years until the death of both, in 1916, in the Great War.
LITERATURE: Maurizio Calvesi- Alberto Dambruoso, Boccioni. Catalogo Generale, Torino 2016; no. 257 p. 291, illustrated.
P. Bellini, Umberto Boccioni. Catalogo ragionato delle incisioni, degli ex-libris, dei manifesti e delle illustrazioni, Cinisello Balsamo, 2004; no. 3, p. 32, illustrated.