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Giorgio de Chirico

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 GBP
Sold
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Description

  • Giorgio de Chirico
  • Piazza d'Italia
  • signed; signed, titled and extensively inscribed on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 30.2 by 40cm.; 11 3/4 by 15 3/4 in.

Provenance

Galleria Blu, Milan (acquired by 1971)
Galleria Rotta, Genoa
Sale: Brerarte, Milan, 22 March 1988
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Claudio Bruni Sakraischik, Catalogo Generale Giorgio de Chirico, vol. III, Milan, 1971, no. 394, illustrated

Catalogue Note

‘Giorgio de Chirico expresses as no one else has done the poignant melancholy of the close of a beautiful day in an old Italian city where, at the back of a lonely piazza, beyond the setting of loggias, porticos, and monuments to the past, a train chugs […] or a soaring factory chimney sends smoke into the cloudless sky.’

Ardengo Soffici, ‘De Chirico e Savinio’, in Lacerba, 1st July 1914, translated from the Italian

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