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

Giorgio de Chirico

The Serenity of the Scholar

Paris, April-May 1914

Oil and charcoal on canvas
51 1/4 x 28 1/2" (130.1 x 72.4 cm)
Gift of Sylvia Slifka in honor of Joseph Slifka
Object number
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Painting and Sculpture
This work is on view on Floor 5, in a Collection Gallery, with 29 other works online.
Giorgio de Chirico has 28 works online.
There are 2,312 paintings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
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

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