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Giorgio de Chirico

Piazza d'Italia

Giorgio de Chirico

Giorgio de Chirico

Piazza d'Italia

Piazza d'Italia

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Property from a New York Private Collector

Giorgio de Chirico

1888 - 1978

Piazza d'Italia


signed G. de Chirico and dated 1954 (lower right)

oil on canvas

19⅝ by 25⅝ in.

49.8 by 65.1 cm.

Framed:

Executed circa 1970-75.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico.

The canvas is unlined. A wooden strip frame is adhered to the edges. Minor rubbing along the right edge, with one associated loss near the center. Under UV light: some original pigments fluoresce. Scattered strokes of inpainting along the upper register in the green pigments. One possible repaired tear with associated inpainting in the base of the central sculpture. Additional possible strokes of inpainting along the right and bottom right edge. One half inch possible repair in the yellow ground pigments to the left of the figures' shadows. In the dark orange pigments in the left hand side, there is pigment shrinkage only visible under UV light. This work is in overall very good condition.


Framed: 31 5/8 by 37 1/2 in. (80.3 by 95.2 cm.)


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Acquired in New York in the 1980s by the present owner