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Giorgio de Chirico. The Serenity of the Scholar. Paris, April-May 1914

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The Serenity of the Scholar

Giorgio de Chirico (Italian, born Greece. 1888–1978)

Paris, April-May 1914
Oil and charcoal on canvas
51 1/4 x 28 1/2" (130.1 x 72.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Sylvia Slifka in honor of Joseph Slifka
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

Paul Guillaume, Paris (d. 1934). [Likely acquired in 1915.] By 1922
Gordon Onslow-Ford, Erongaricuaro, Mexico / San Francisco Bay Area, California. [Likely acquired from Paul Guillaume, or his widow, perhaps with Pierre Matisse’s help.] By 1941 – [until at least 1984]
Sylvia and Joseph Slifka, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Fractional gift of Sylvia Slifka in honor of Joseph Slifka, 1997

La sérénité du savant (The Serenity of the Scholar)
La sérénité du savant (La serenità del saggio)
[La Sérénité du savant]

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