oil on canvas
16.26 in. (41.30 cm.) (height) by 19.45 in. (49.40 cm.) (width)
signed and dated 'Morandi 1941' (lower right); inscribed by Giacomo Manzù, and dedicated to his son 'Giorgio Morandi "natura morta" 1941 Per pio Manzù mio caro figlio Giacomo' (on the stretcher)
Bologna, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Morandi e il suo tempo, November 1985-February 1986, no. 62 (illustrated, p. 179). Tampere, Sara Hildénin Taidemuseo, Progetto Morandi Europa, November 1988-January 1989, no. 28 (illustrated). This exhibition later travelled to St. Petersburg, Ermitage, January-February 1989, no. 25 (illustrated, p. 63); Moscow, Galleria Centrale dei Pittori, March 1989 (illustrated, p. 63); London, Accademia Italiana delle Arti, May 1989 (illustrated) and Locarno, Pinacoteca Casa Rusca, June-August 1989, no. 27 (illustrated). Tubingen, Kunsthalle, Giorgio Morandi, Antologica, September-November 1989, no. 50 (illustrated). This exhibition later travelled to Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, January-March 1990. Bologna, Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Giorgio Morandi, Mostra del Centenario, May-September 1990, no. 67 (illustrated, p. 133). Brussels, Botanique, Giorgio Morandi, Artiste d'Europe, June-August 1992, no. 33. Milan, Duomo Arte e Cultura, Giorgio Morandi: La grande stagione della natura morta, December 1993-January 1994 (illustrated, p. 20). Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Natura morta Italiana: Italian Still Life Painting from Four Centuries, June-October 1994, no. 49 (illustrated, p. 113). Haarlem, Teylers Museum, Giorgio Morandi: La maturità, March-May 1996. Bologna, Galleria d'arte maggiore, Giorgio Morandi: Opere scelte, 1998 (illustrated, p. 21). Winterthur, Kunstmuseum, Giorgio Morandi: Gemälde, Aquarelle, Zeichnungen, Druckgraphik, April-July 2000, no. 6 (illustrated, p. 17). Tokyo, Seiji Togo Memorial Yasuda Kasai Museum of Art, Italian Still Life Painting, April-May 2001, no. 51 (illustrated, p. 90). This exhibition later travelled to Niigata City, Art Museum, June-July 2001; Hokkaido, Hakodate Museum of Art, July-September 2001; Toyama, Toyama Shimin Plaza Art Gallery, October 2001; Ashikaga, Museum of Art, November-December 2001 and Yamagata, Museum of Art, April-May 2002. Rome, Campaiola Studio d'Arte, Morandi: nelle raccolte romane, March-May 2003.
S. Cairola, Arte Italiana del nostro tempo, Bergamo 1946 (illustrated, pl. CCVII). G. Mazzariol, Pittura italiana contemporanea, Bergamo 1958 (illustrated, p. 63). L. Vitali, Morandi: Catalogo generale, opere del 1913-1947, vol. I, Milan 1977, no. 290 (illustrated, unpaged). C. Ragghianti, Bologna, cruciale 1914 e saggi su Morandi, Gorni, Saetti, Bologna 1982, no. 386 (illustrated). R. Pasini, Morandi, Bologna 1989 (illustrated, pl. V). R. Pasini, 'Morandi: oggetto e processo', in Terzocchio, Bologna, September 1990 (illustrated, pl. V).
A gift from the artist to Giacomo Manzù, Ardea, and thence by descent to his son Pio Manzù. Francesca Manzoni, Bergamo, Pio Manzù's widow, by descent from the above. Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1984.