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Artist: Giorgio de Chirico, Italian, 1888–1978

Metaphysical Interior

1925

Oil on canvas

71 x 55 cm (27 15/16 x 21 5/8 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
1941.423
Culture: 
Italian
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Leonce Rosenberg, Paris, to 1927; Collection Société Anonyme, 1927–41; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Pierre Courthion, “Chirico,” Cahiers d’Art 1 (June 1926): 115–51.

“Art Gallery Now Contains Greatest Freaks of Art,” Toronto Daily Star (March 31, 1927).

Roger Vitrac, Georges de Chirico (Paris: Gallimard, 1927).

Waldemar George, Giorgio de Chirico, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Jeanne Bucher, 1927).

Roger Vitrac, Giorgio de Chirico (Paris: Gallimard, 1927).

“Puzzle Pictures by Great Modernists to Be Seen at Art Gallery of Toronto: Art Genius of Many Countries Displayed in Unusual Form,” Toronto Evening Telegram (March 5, 1927).

Louis Aragon, Giorgio de Chirico, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Surrealiste, 1928).

Collection of the Société Anonyme: Museum of Modern Art 1920 (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1950), 75-76, ill.

Joseph Sloane, “Giorgio de Chircio,” Art Quarterly 21 (Spring 1958): 3–22.

Joseph Sloane, “Giorgio de Chirico,” Art Quarterly 21 (Spring 1958).

James Thrall Soby, Giorgio de Chirico (New York: Arno Press, 1966).

Isabella Far, De Chirico (New York: Abrams, 1968).

Giorgio De Chirico: Catalogo delle opere grafiche (incisioni e litografie), exh. cat. (Milan: A. Ciranna, 1969).

Wieland Schmied, Giorgio De Chirico, exh. cat. (Milan: Edizioni dell’Ente Manifestazioni Milanesi, 1970).

Suzi Gablik, Magritte (London: Thames and Hudson, 1970), 28.

Claudio Bruni Sakraischik, Catalogo generale Giorgio de Chirico, 5 vols. (Milan: Electa, 1971–74).

Reverend William H. Owen, The Memoirs of Giorgio de Chirico (London: Giorgio de Chirico, 1971).

Ruth L. Bohan, The Société Anonyme’s Brooklyn Exhibition: Katherine Dreier and Modernism in America (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan Research Press, 1982), 137.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 160, no. 163, ill.

Ellen Adams, Giorgio de Chirico and America, ed. Emily Braun, exh. cat. (New York: Hunter College of the City University of New York, 1996).

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 171, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.