oil on canvas, 75×64 cm

Signed and dated lower right P. Conti 1942

It is certainly one of Conti’s most inspired paintings, this Portrait of Mother , which blends into the snapshot-like character of the pose a painting of suspended matter of the highest quality. This is the time when the friendship with de Chirico is most alive and the mutual support of the two artists is all in the direction of great pictorial art.