T00377 Composition with Palm Tree 1960
Inscribed '9-60 composizione | con palma | Chighine' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 32 (65 x 81)
Presented by Gino Ghiringhelli 1960
Prov: Gino Ghiringhelli, Milan (purchased from the artist)
Repr: Guido Ballo, Alfredo Chighine (Milan 1960), pl.13 in colour as 'Composizione (settembre 1960)'
Painted in September 1960. The artist said that this picture was inspired by nature in the sense that it was derived from observation of the park of a villa at Viareggio. It is a theme in which he first became interested at the end of his stay at Viareggio in the summer of 1960. (Information transmitted by the donor, 19 May 1965).
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.118-19, reproduced p.118