24 June 2009
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
signed 'g.de Chirico' (upper right)
oil on board
6¾ x 11 5/8 in. (17.3 x 29.8 cm.)
Palazzo Venezia, by whom acquired directly from the artist in December 1951.
Joseph McG. Bottkol.
Matthew Bottkol, by descent from the above in 1994.
Childs Gallery, Boston (no. 18247).
Alejandro Furlong Gallery, Buenos Aires, by whom acquired from the above on 25 February 1994.
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San Francisco, The M.H. De Young Memorial Museum, Giorgio de Chirico: Recent Paintings, April - May 1951, no. 54.
Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College, 1960.
The Fondazione de Chirico has confirmed the authenticity of this painting.
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