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Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Giorgio de Chirico, Italian, 1888–1978

Metaphysical Interior


Oil on canvas

71 × 55 cm (27 15/16 × 21 5/8 in.)
framed: 91.4 × 74.3 × 8.9 cm (36 × 29 1/4 × 3 1/2 in.)
Gift of Collection Société Anonyme
On view
20th century

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


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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Roger Vitrac, Georges 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).

Katherine S. Dreier, “Explaining Modern Art,” American Art Student and Commercial Artist 10 (March 1927): 47–48.

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).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.