Umberto Boccioni (Italian, Reggio 1882–1916 Sorte)
5 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (14 x 11.4 cm)
Bequest of Lydia Winston Malbin, 1989
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower right): U Boccioni
the artist (1910–d. 1916); his sister, Amelia Raffaella Boccioni Callegari, Verona (1916–56; sold in 1956 to Winston); Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich. (1956–his d. 1966); Lydia Winston Malbin, Detroit and New York (1966–d. 1989; her bequest to MMA)
Museum of Modern Art, New York. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," May 30–August 9, 1961, no. 316 (lent by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lewis Winston, Birmingham, Mich.).
Detroit Institute of Arts. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," October 18–December 19, 1961, no. 316.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The Graphic Work of Umberto Boccioni," January 14–February 19, 1962, no. 316.
New York. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. "Futurism: A Modern Focus. The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection. Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin," November 16, 1973–February 3, 1974, no. 240 (as "Boccioni's Mother Sewing," lent by The Lydia and Harry Lewis Winston Collection [Dr. and Mrs. Barnett Malbin, New York]).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni: A Retrospective," September 15, 1988–January 8, 1989, no. 97 (lent by Lydia Winston Malbin, New York).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Boccioni and Women," June 19–October 18, 1998, no catalogue.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," April 12–July 18, 2016, no catalogue.
Paolo Bellini. Catalogo completo dell'opera grafica di Umberto Boccioni. Milan, 1972, pp. 72–73, 85, no. 28, ill. (G. Visconti di Modrone, Milan collection), calls it "Madre che cuce".
Maurizio Calvesi and Ester Coen. Boccioni: L'opera completa. Milan, 1983, p. 356, no. 620.
Ester Coen. Umberto Boccioni. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1988, pp. 208, 220, no. 97, ill. p. 224.
Paolo Bellini. Umberto Boccioni: Catalogo ragionato delle incisioni, degli ex libris, dei manifesti e delle illustrazioni. Exh. cat., Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ricci Oddi, Piacenza. Milan, 2004, pp. 18, 92–93, 197–98, 202, no. 28, figs. 114–16 (overall and details), calls it "Madre che cuce".