Alfredo Chighine Composition with Palm Trees 1960

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Artist
Alfredo Chighine 1914–1974
Title
Composition with Palm Trees
Composizione con palma
Date 1960
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 648 x 813 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Professor Gino Ghiringhelli 1960
Reference
T00377
Not on display

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Alfredo Chighine born 1914

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).

Published in:
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

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