Gabrielle Keller Collection Alessandra and Simon Wilson Collection Sale: Bloomsbury London, Photographs, 21 April 2009, lot 7 Private Collection, UK
This print was originally in the collection of Gabrielle Keller (1908-1995), who formed a major collection of Dada and Surrealist art and literature. This photograph is most likely one of the extra prints of this image in different sizes that Bellmer is known to have made for his friends after his 1935 arrival in Paris.
This print is in overall very good condition. With some silvering throughout, a creased handling mark (approx. 2 cm) in the lower rightquadrant, and minute repaired tear on the lower edge.
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