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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 235

    Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)

    Trovatore I

    Price Realised  

    Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
    Trovatore I
    signed and numbered 'g. de Chirico 6/6' (on the back of the base) and inscribed with foundry mark 'GI-BI-ESSE FONDERIA VERONA ITALY' (on the right side of the base)
    polished bronze
    Height: 11¾ in. (29.9 cm.)
    Conceived and cast in 1968


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    The Fondazione de Chirico has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.

    Provenance

    Galleria La Medusa, Rome.
    Julius Reiner, New York (by 1969).
    By descent from the above to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    The Fondazione de Chirico has confirmed the authenticity of this sculpture.
    Please note this work was conceived and cast in 1968.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION


    Literature

    C. Bruni Sakraischik, Catalogo Generale Giorgio de Chirico, opere dal 1951 al 1971***, Milan, 1972, vol. II, no. 281 (another cast illustrated).
    G. dalla Chiesa, De Chirico Scultore, Milan, 1988, p. 106, no. 11 (another cast illustrated, pp. 27 and 63).