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oil on canvas
65 by 81.3cm., 25 1/2 by 31 7/8 in.
oil on canvas
The canvas is not lined and there do not appear to be any traces of retouching visible under UV light. There is some light frame rubbing with minor associated paint losses to the extreme edges. There are two spots of paint loss on the upper right edge and two minor flecks of paint loss in the centre of the red element. Some fine lines of stable craquelure to some of the pastel-coloured pigments. A very minor spot of craquelure to the brown pigment on the lower left corner. This work is in overall very good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Milan, Galleria Medea, 44 opere di Alberto Savinio, 1970, no. 21, illustrated in the catalogue
Cortina d'Ampezzo, Grand Hotel Savoia, Rassegna di maestri contemporanei, 1970, no no. (titled Paesaggio and dated 1930)
Verona, Palazzo Forti & Galleria dello Scudo, Savinio, gli anni di Parigi. Dipinti 1927-1932, 1990-91, no. 31, illustrated p. 189
Lugano, Villa Ciani, Alberto Savinio, dipinti 1927-1952, 1991, no.11, pp. 52 & 53
London, Accademia Italiana delle Arti e delle Arti Applicate, Alberto Savinio, Paintings and Drawings, 1925-1952, no. 11, illustrated in colour in the catalogue p. 53
Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordheim-Westfalen, Die andere De Chirico/Savinio, 2001, no. 141, illustrated in colour in the catalogue p. 333
Conegliano, Galleria Comunale d'Arte, Da Ca' Pesaro a Morandi: Arte in Italia 1919-1945 dalle collezioni Private, 2002
Luigi Cavallo & Pia Vivarelli, Savinio disegni immaginati, 1925-1932, Milan, 1984, no. 29, pp. 88 & 141
Maurizio Fagiolo dell'Arco, Alberto Savinio, Milan, 1989, no. 62, illustrated pp. 149 & 243 (titled Paradiso terrestre)
AA. VV., Arte Moderna, Catalogo dell'Arte Moderna Italiana, Milan, 1990, no. 26, illustrated p. 248 (titled Paradiso terrestre)
Pia Vivarelli, Alberto Savinio, catalogo generale, Milan, 1996, no. 1929 36, illustrated p. 76
Jeanne Castel, Paris
Gianna Sistu, Paris
Galerie Île de France, Paris
Galleria La Bussola, Turin
Galleria Medea, Milan
Galleria d'Arte Moderna Farsetti, Prato
Gino Lizzola, Milan
Galleria Sant'Agostino, Turin
Galleria dello Scudo, Verona
Private Collection (acquired from the above)
Thence by descent to the present owners
Accepted forms of payment: Other, Personal Check, Visa
London, United Kingdom
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