Giacomo Manzù born 1908 [- 1991]
Inscribed 'Manzù' b.r.
Pen, ink and wash on Japanese paper, 17 ¾ x 13 3/8 (45 x 34)
Purchased from the artist through the Galleria del Milione, Milan (Cleve Fund) 1950
Exh: Anthology of Contemporary Italian Drawing, Cometa Art Gallery, New York, February-March 1938 (works not listed)
The artist told the compiler on 6 May 1953 that this drawing began as the Pope with an angel bringing the keys of Paradise, then turned into a cardinal. It is not connected with any sculpture. He dated a photograph of it 1938, but it has like N05968
a Rome customs stamp on the back with the date 30 October 1937.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.481, reproduced p.481