Giacomo Manzu
Cardinal 1937

Artwork details

Giacomo Manzu 1908–1991
Date 1937
Medium Ink and watercolour on paper
Dimensions Support: 451 x 340 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1950
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Giacomo Manzù born 1908 [- 1991]

N05967 Cardinal 1937

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.

Published in:
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

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