16 October 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
Cavallo bianco in riva al mare
signed 'g. de Chirico' (lower right)
oil on canvas
9 5/8 x 13 5/8in. (24.5 x 34.8cm.)
Painted in the early 1940s
Galleria del Cavallino, Venice (no. 280).
Galleria Rotta, Genoa.
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This work is sold with a photo-certificate from the Fondazione Giorgio e Isa de Chirico, no. 0030/06/09 OT.
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