La Ferrovia Nord-Sud
Artwork: La Ferrovia Nord-Sud
Size: 45.2 x 53 cm
Medium: Charcoal on paper
Creation year: 1913
Marks: Signed and dated 'G. Severini 1913' (lower right); signed again 'Gino Severini' (on the reverse)
Category: Drawings
Provenance: Rose Fried Gallery, New York, by 1953; Galerie Berggruen, Paris, by whom acquired from the previous in 1955; Herbert M. & Nannette F. Rothschild, New York, by whom acquired from the previous in 1956, and thence by descent to the present owner
Exhibition history: London, Marlborough Gallery, The Futurist Painter Severini Exhibits His Latest Works, April 1913, no. 9, p. 10 (titled 'The Nord-Sud Railway'); Berlin, Galerie Der Sturm [Herwarth Walden], Sechzehnte Ausstellung: Gemalde und Zeichnungen des Futuristen Gino Severini, June - August 1913, no. 9, p. 7 (titled 'Nord-Sudring'); Naples, Galleria Futurista [G. Sprovieri], Prima esposizione di pittura Futurista, May - June 1914, no. 11, p. 29 (titled 'Il 'Nord-Sud' (Studio)'); Turin, Galleria del Grifo, Severini, 1951; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center, The Classic Tradition in Contemporary Art, April - June 1953, no. 126, p. 53 (titled 'Pigalle'; dated '1912-1913'); New York, Rose Fried Gallery, The Futurists: Balla, Severini 1912-1918, January - February 1954, no. 7; New York, Rose Fried Gallery, 30 Works by 17 Modern Masters, October - November 1955, no. 25, n.p. (titled 'Montmartre'); Paris, Galerie Berggruen, Severini, Oeuvres futuristes et cubistes, 1956, pl. 7 (illustrated; titled 'Montmartre'); New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Futurism, May - September 1961, no. 102, pp. 69 & 147 (titled 'Study for 'Nord Sud''; dated '1912'); this exhibition later travelled to Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, October - December 1961; and Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum, January - February 1962; Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Gino Severini, July - October 1967, no. 127, p. 31 (illustrated); Washington D.C., National Gallery of Art, Encounters with Modern Art: The Reminiscences of Nannette F. Rothschild, Works from the Rothschild Family Collections, September 1996 - January 1997, no. 76, p. 202 (illustrated p. 203; titled 'Nord-Sud'); this exhibition later travelled to Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, March - May 1997; Portland, Maine, Portland Museum of Art, Seurat to Severini: Masterworks on Paper from the Robert and Maurine Rothschild Family Collection, June - October 1997, p. 12 (titled 'Nord-Sud'); Winter Park, Florida, George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Degas to Delaunay: Masterworks from the Robert & Maurine Rothschild Family Collection, March - May 1999, no. 38, p. 12 (titled 'Nord-Sud')

Christie's London

Date: 2020-02-05
Lot Number: 7