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When a Boy

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In plate: WHEN A BOY / WHEN A BOY / I MONITORED THE STAIRS / ALTAR'D THE MASS / FLEW THE BIRDS OF NEW YORK CITY / AND IN SUMMER CAMP / I KISSED THE MOON / IN A BARREL OF RAIN Recto lower left in graphite pencil: 2/70

Signed

Recto lower right in graphite pencil: signed and dated 86

Marks

"SC" blindstamp recto lower right

Provenance

Skinner Auctioneers, Boston (sticker verso); Harcus gallery, Boston (sticker verso); Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; Gerald P. and Susan K. Bonder; by whom given to MFA, 18 December 2002.

Credit Line

Gift of Gerald P. and Susan K. Bonder

Copyright

© Sandro Chia

1986

Dimensions

Sheet: 70 x 99 cm (27 9/16 x 39 in.) Plate: 40 x 55 cm (15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2002.637

Medium or Technique

Color etching (black and ochre)

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