(Albino 1883-Bergamo 1956)
Colored pastels on black paper, 650 x 470 mm
Bottom right: A mio figlio Fermo/nelle speranze per il suo avvenire di uomo onesto- e ricordi suo padre sempre/ G. Siccardi 1943 (To my son Fermo / in the hopes for his future as an honest man – and always remember his father)
Provenance: Italy, private collection
Siccardi’s late pastel self-portrait emerges in the oblique light from the indistinct background, betraying, in the rare plastic prominence, the artist’s primitive vocation as a sculptor.