Lot 768: Chirico, Giorgio, De



2015-09-16 14:11:24

Lot 768: Chirico Giorgio De: (1888-1978) Greek-Italian Surrealist Painter. A.L.S., G. De Chirico, On Two Sides Of A Postcard, Firenze, 25Th September 1940, To V.E. Barbarony, In Italian. De Chirico Writes To His Correspondent, An Art Dealer From Milan, Responding To His Enquiry About Paintings Of Nude Females, And States 'At Home In Milan, I Have 3 Nudes. A Large One Which Was Exhibited In Your Gallery, The Painting Showing A Bather Lying, The Price Is 30,000 Liras. It Is A Large Nude, Almost Life Size. The Other, Smaller, Shows A Bather Seated On The Beach. Only This Small Nude Painting Was Shown In My Apartment...' Concluding With The Third Painting Stating 'I Have A Third Nude Painting Which Shows A Slayer Diane Sleeping, With The Danish Dog I Had At That Time In The Background. The Price Of This Nude Is 25,000 Liras And 15,000 Liras For The Small One. But Have No Nude "On Divan". A Letter Of Good Content In Which The Artist Discusses His Paintings And Their Values. Hand Addressed By De Chirico And Postmarked At Firenze, 25Th September 1940. Two File Holes To The Edge, Only Very Slightly Affecting Two Words Of Text, Vg. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £300-400
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