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Self-Portrait (back)

Umberto Boccioni

Painted on the back of a Self-portrait in 1908, this second self-portrait of the artist may actually be the earlier work by a few years, judging from the style and the sitter’s youthful features. The painting was discovered behind the cross-piece of the stretcher, almost completely hidden beneath a layer of grey paint. It betrays much hesitation in the composition and was probably painted over by Boccioni himself because he was dissatisfied with the result.

Download hi-res image TITLE Self-Portrait (back)
AUTHOR Umberto Boccioni
DATE 1908?
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 70 × 100
INVENTORY 2328bis
ROOM X
Work Not On Display
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