Giorgio de Chirico. Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure). Paris, early 1914

Giorgio de Chirico

Gare Montparnasse (The Melancholy of Departure)

Paris, early 1914

Oil on canvas
55 1/8" x 6' 5/8" (140 x 184.5 cm)
Gift of James Thrall Soby
Object number
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / SIAE, Rome
Painting and Sculpture
This work is not on view.
Giorgio de Chirico has 29 works  online.
There are 2,383 paintings online.
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris.
By 1926 - ?, Paul Eluard (1895-1952), Paris.
[Paul Guillaume (1891-1934), Paris]
[Estate of Paul Guillaume]
By February 24, 1935 - August 21, 1935, Pierre Loeb (1897-1964), Paris, probably purchased from the estate of Paul Guillaume.
August 21, 1935 - December 30, 1940, Pierre Matisse Gallery (stock no. 372), New York, purchased from Pierre Loeb.
December 30, 1940 - 1969, James Thrall Soby (1906-1979), New Canaan, Connecticut, acquired by exchange from Pierre Matisse Gallery.
1969, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, acquired as gift from James Thrall Soby.

Provenance research is a work in progress, and is frequently updated with new information. If you have any questions or information to provide about the listed works, please email or write to:

Provenance Research Project
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

If you would like to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA, please contact Scala Archives (all geographic locations) at

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or, please email If you would like to publish text from MoMA's archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to