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  • Provenance

    Galleria Apollinaire, Milan
    Guido Le Noci Collection, Milan (acquired in 1951)
    Studio Casoli, Milan (acquired from the above in 1978)
    Karl & Faber Kunstauktionen GmbH, Munich, 2 December 1997, lot 378
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2003

  • Exhibited

    Rome, Villa Medici, Casa Balla e il futurismo a Roma, 1 October - 30 November 1989, p. 188, no. B/14 (illustrated)
    Zwolle, Museum de Fundatie; Enschede, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Gevaar & Schoonheid; Turner en de traditie van het sublieme, 5 September 2015 - 3 January 2016, no. 52, p. 63 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Sjraar van Heugten, Avant-gardes, 1870 to the present: the Triton collection, London, 2013, p. 242 (illustrated)

Property from the Triton Collection Foundation

107

Mercurio che passa davanti al sole (Mercury passing in front of the sun)

signed 'BALLA' lower left
pastel on primed paper
24.5 x 18.3 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in.)
Executed in 1914. Elena Gigli has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work and will be issuing a certificate of authenticity to accompany the work.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £56,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018