Lot 387
  • 387

André Masson

Estimate
90,000 - 120,000 USD
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Description

  • André Masson
  • Guadix
  • Signed André Masson. and dated 34- (lower left)
  • Oil on canvas
  • 11 3/4 by 22 1/2 in.
  • 29.8 by 57.3 cm

Provenance

Galerie Simon, Paris
Wildenstein & Co., Inc, Paris & New York
Private Collection, Switzerland
Knoedler Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above

Exhibited

London, Wildenstein & Co., Exhibition of Works by André Masson, 1936
Basel, Kunsthalle, Giacometti—Masson, 1950, no. 2060
Zaragoza, Museo Camón Aznar; Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes; Logrono, Museo de la Rioja, Sala Amos Salvador; Valencia, Museo de Bellas Artes & Palma de Mallorca, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, André Masson en España 1933-1943, 1992-93, no. 3, illustrated in the catalogue
Saint Petersburg, Florida, Salvador Dalí Museum, André Masson: 1930s, 1999-2000, no. 11, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, Surrealism, 2000-01, n.n.

Literature

Guite Masson, Martin Masson & Catherine Loewer, eds., André Masson, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint 1919-1941, vol. II, Paris, 2010, no. 1943*16, illustrated p. 185 (with incorrect measurements)

Condition

The canvas is unlined. There is some minor frame abrasion at the extreme lower left edge. The central figure retains a richly textured impasto. There is one small surface abrasion in the sky at upper left. Under UV light a layer of varnish fluoresces unevenly and there may be a very small retouch at bottom of the figure’s cloak, otherwise fine. This work is in very good condition.
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