24 June 2010
Giorgio de Chirico (1888-1978)
Bozzetto per l'opera Orfeo di Gluck: Costume per donna piangente
signed 'g.de Chirico' (lower left); inscribed 'Femme pleureuse' (upper right); inscribed 'même motif derrière' (lower right)
watercolour, wax crayon and pencil on card
11¼ x 7 5/8 in. (29.2 x 19.4 cm.)
Executed in 1971
Galleria Alexander Iolas, Milan (with their stamp on the reverse).
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in the early 1970s.
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C. Bruni Sakraischik, Catalogo Generale Giorgio de Chirico, opere dal 1951 al 1974, vol. 5, Milan, 1987, no. 785 (illustrated).
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