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Inscription

lower right in blue ink: ARognoni / Futurista; upper left in black ink: Avvenuta nel CARSO - [preparazione?] d'artigliere; upper left in red ink: settembre 1917; upper center in red and blue ink: Futurista di Rognoni; upper left in red ink: Conquista di q[uota] 146 Carso; upper center in black ink: Lirica parolibera; upper right in black ink: [preparazione?] d'artigliere nel CARSO / -[in fase di guerra?]-Tav.[ola] I.; across center in black ink: IL FANTE IN TRINCEA SE NE FREGA (the infantryman in the trench does not give a damn); lower right in black ink: giù le teste per dio! {heads down, by god!); lower center in black ink: cOlpi di cannOne (cannon shots); other inscriptions recorded in Commentary field.

Provenance

(sale, Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, 17 June 1990, no. 1192); Elaine Lustig Cohen, New York; (Ubu Gallery, New York); purchased 2008 by NGA.

Exhibition History
1922
Esposizione d'arte italiana futurista. Teatro Modernissimo, Bologna, 1922, no. 90 (as Avvanzata sul Caaarso).
1983
Futurismo pavese. Castello Visconteo, Pavia, 1983, p. 23 (no repro.)(Rossana Bossaglia and Susanna Zatti).
1984
Le livre futuriste de la libération du mot au poème tactile. L'Institut Culturel Italien and Centre Beaubourg (presented at the Hotel Galliffet), Paris, 1984, no. 102 (reprod. in color)(Giovanni Lista).
2014
From Neoclassicism to Futurism: Italian Prints and Drawings, 1800- 1925, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2014 - 2015.