8 February 2001
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
signed 'G. de Chirico' (lower right) and signed with the initials and inscribed 'à Madame Rita van Leer, cordialment et respectueusement G.de.C.' (lower left)
pencil and brown wash on paper laid down on board
8¼ x 7in. (21 x 17.8cm.)
Drawn in December 1927
A gift from the artist to Rita van Leer.
Barnet Hodes, New York.
His sale, Christie's, New York, 12 November 1984, lot 10.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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M. Fagiolo dell'Arco, Giorgo de Chirico dell'epoca del Surrealismo, Milan, 1991, no. 48 (illustrated p. 50).
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