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Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Giacomo Balla, Italian, 1871–1958

Mercurio che passa davanti al sole (Mercury Passing before the Sun)

1914

Tempera and oil on textured paper, mounted on canvas

framed: 70.49 × 55.25 × 5.87 cm (27 3/4 × 21 3/4 × 2 5/16 in.)
65.41 × 50.48 cm (25 3/4 × 19 7/8 in.)
Katharine Ordway Fund
1985.47.1
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Collection Balla, Rome; Arnold Herstand Gallery; from whom purchased by YUAG, May 1985.

Bibliography: 

Maria Drudi Gambillo and Teresa Fiori, eds., Archivi del futurismo: raccolti e ordinati da Maria Drudi Gambillo e Teresa Fiori, 2 (Rome: De Luca, 1958–1962), 98, 159, no. 144, ill.

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