Giorgio de Chirico

Great Metaphysical Interior

Ferrara, April-August 1917
On view
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
37 3/4 x 27 3/4" (95.9 x 70.5 cm)
Credit
Gift of James Thrall Soby
Object number
1078.1969
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Mario Broglio, Rome & Cuneo, Italy / Coll. Valori Plastici. On consignment, October 1919; acquired January 1, 1921 - August 1922
Giorgio de Chirico. Reacquired in August 1922
[Gala and Paul Eluard, Paris]
Gala Dali, Paris. Until 1935
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. On consignment from Gala Dali, through Paul Eluard, 1935
James Thrall Soby (1906-1979), New Canaan, Connecticut. Purchased from Gala Dali / Paul Eluard through Pierre Matisse, December 4, 1935 - 1969
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of James Thrall Soby, 1969

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Pictured above: Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 (detail). 1914. Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 48 3/8" (162.6 x 122.7 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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