Giorgio de Chirico
- Giorgio de Chirico
- L’ABBRACCIO DI ETTORE E ANDROMACA (THE EMBRACE OF HECTOR AND ANDROMACHE)
- inscribed G. De Chirico, numbered 7/8, stamped Fonderia d’Arte Tesconi and with the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico stamp, numbered 027
- 262 by 90 by 117cm.
- 103 by 35 1/2 by 46in.
Tony Allen (acquired from the above)
A gift from the above to the present owner
While perhaps best known for his paintings, in which the characters of Hector and Andromache and recurrent subjects, De Chirico was fascinated by sculpture, and continually included representations of statues in his painted works, believing them to have an alluring spectral quality. In the 1930s, the artist began to experiment with terracotta and by the 1960s was producing bronze editions. Such was the success of his work in this field that in 1972 de Chirico was awarded the prestigious Ibico Reggino Prize for sculpture, alongside British great Henry Moore.