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Gladiators and Lion, 1927

  • Giorgio de Chirico, Italian, 1888-1978

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 51 × 64 inches (129.5 × 162.6 cm)
  • 59 7/8 × 71 7/8 × 3 inches (152.1 × 182.6 × 7.6 cm)

City of Detroit Purchase

28.102

Department

European Modern Art to 1970

Signed and dated, lower right: G.de Chirico | 1927

1928, (Léonce Rosenberg, dealer, Galerie de L'Effort Moderne, Paris, France)

June 1928-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

"Detroit." The Art News 27, 4 (October 27, 1928): p. 26. "De Chirico, Valentine Galleries." The Art News 27, 14 (January 5, 1929): p. 10. "Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts Lists Accessions for 1928." The Art News 27, 22 (March 2, 1929): pl.16. [listed as Gladiator] Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, no. 31. [as The Gladiator] "Detroit: A First Mid-Western Show of Modern Italian Artists." The Art News XXXVI, 23 (March 5, 1938): p. 17. Chagall and de Chirico. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, 1955, no. 19. [as The Gladiator] Bail, Murray. De Chirico's Future. (unknown source) (possiby) 1980, pp. 74ff (ill.). Vaughn, William. "Half a Career: de Chirico at the Tate Gallery." Times Literary Supplement (September 10, 1982): p. 971 (ill.). Rubin, William, ed. De Chirico. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1982, pp. 93, 198 (ill.). Masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Bunkamura Museum of Art. Tokyo, 1989, no. 89 (ill.).

Giorgio de Chirico, Gladiators and Lion, 1927, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, City of Detroit Purchase, 28.102.