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GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978)
GIORGIO DE CHIRICO (1888-1978) Musa dell'architettura
signed 'g. de Chirico' (on the side of the base); numbered and stamped with the foundry mark '8/9 FONDERIA CAVALLARI ROMA' (on the back of the base)
bronze with golden brown patina
Height: 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.)
Conceived in 1974, and cast in bronze by Fonderia Cavallari, Rome, in a numbered edition of 9 plus 3 artist's proofs
Isa de Chirico, (the artist's wife), by descent from the artist.
A gift from the above to the father of the present owners.
G. dalla Chiesa, De Chirico scultore, Milan, 1988, p. 109.
M. Calvesi & M. Ursino, De Chirico, The New Metaphysics, Rome, 1996, no. 19.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. This lot has been imported from outside of the UK for sale and placed under the Temporary Admission regime. Import VAT is payable at 5% on the hammer price. VAT at 20% will be added to the buyer’s premium but will not be shown separately on our invoice.
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The Fondazione de Chirico has confirmed the authenticity of this work. It is recorded in the archives under the number 0051/10/03 OT.
A larger version of the same subject 'Musa dell'architettura' was realised by the Fonderia d'Arte Flaminia di Roma and cast in 1985 in an edition of nine examples plus three, numbered I/III to III/III, and one example marked HC.
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