An extremely fine and rare impression, with barbs, pulled with a rich plate-tone on thick wove paper. This is certainly a rare contemporary proof curated by Boccioni himself, as demonstrated by the unquestionable authenticity of the signature. Catalogable as c-d / f variant, according to the Bellini classification.
With large margins, in fine condition.
The hypothesis that he who has been portrayed is Sironi, a good friend of Boccioni, was originally put forward by Luigi Bartolini and confirmed by Ettore Sironi, brother of the artist.
J. Taylor, The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni, New York, 1961.
P. Bellini, Umberto Boccioni. Catalogo ragionato delle incisioni, degli ex libris, dei manifesti e delle illustrazioni, Cinisello Balsamo, 2004.
M. Calvesi and A. Dambruoso. Umberto Boccioni. Catalogo Generale delle Opere, Turin, 2016; 2 vols.