N05970 Horseman 1948
Inscribed 'MM' and 'MARINO | 1948' b.l.
Pastel and ink on paper, 17 7/8 x 13 3/8 (45.5 x 34)
Purchased from the Galleria del Milione, Milan (Cleve Fund) 1950
Lit: Patrick Waldberg, G. di San Lazzaro and Herbert Read, Marino Marini (Paris 1970), painting No.47, p.397, repr. p.399
A study for a sculpture of 1949 (No.250 in the G. di San Lazzaro oeuvre catalogue), which is sometimes known as 'The Angel of the City'. It is very similar to the Tate's sculpture [N06009] except that the arms are outspread.
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.488, reproduced p.488