The Acrobats, 1922

  • Bauhaus, Weimar and Mueller, and Company, German
  • Carlo Carra, Italian, 1881-1966

Lithograph in black on wove paper

  • Image: 11 3/4 × 8 1/2 inches (29.8 × 21.6 cm) Plate: 13 3/4 × 9 1/2 inches (34.9 × 24.1 cm) Sheet: 15 1/8 × 11 1/8 inches (38.4 × 28.3 cm)

Bequest of Cleo K. Gruber in memory of Lester A. Gruber

F1985.53

Department

Prints, Drawings & Photographs

  • Lithography
  • Ink
  • Wove paper
  • Figures (representations)
  • Window
  • Lithograph
  • Dog

Signed, on plate, lower right: C. Carra 1922 Signed, in pen and brown ink, lower left [artist's name is underlined]: "I saltimbanchi" Carlo Carra

Embossed, lower left, Bauhaus signet, Sternenmannchen, reading: STAATLICHES BAUHAUS WEIMAR

Cleo Gruber; 1985-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Bigongiari, P., Carra, M. L'Opera Completa di Carra dal Futurismo Alla Metadisica al Realismo Mitico,1910-1930. Milan, 1970, cat. no. S 5, p. 111 (ill.). Carra, M., Valsecchi, M. Carlo Carra, Opera Grafica (1922-1964). Vicenza, Neri Pozza, 1976, no. 9, p. 36 (fig. 9). Wingler, H.M. Die Mappenwerke, Neue Europaische Graphik. Mainz and Berlin, 1965, IV/3, p. 151 (pl. 50).

Carlo Carra, The Acrobats, 1922, lithograph in black on wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Cleo K. Gruber in memory of Lester A. Gruber, F1985.53.