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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giorgio de Chirico
PIAZZA D'ITALIA
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giorgio de Chirico
PIAZZA D'ITALIA
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Details & Cataloguing

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Giorgio de Chirico
1888 - 1978
PIAZZA D'ITALIA
signed G. de Chirico (towards lower left); inscribed questa pittura metafisica: "Piazza d'Italia" é opera autentica da me eseguita e firmata and signed Giorgio de Chirico (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
40,6 x 50,7 cm; 16 x 20 in.
Painted in 1954.
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Provenance

Galleria Santo Stefano, Venice
A. Allaria, Cortina D'Ampezzo
Sale: Christie's, Milan, April 28, 2015, lot 39
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Claudio Bruni Sakraschik, Catalogo Generale Giorgio de Chirico opere dal 1951 al 1974, Milan, 1974, vol. III, no. 886, illustrated n.p.

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"

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