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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PAT AND PENNY ALLEN

Max Ernst
OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PAT AND PENNY ALLEN

Max Ernst
OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
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Max Ernst
1891 - 1976
OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
signed Max Ernst and dedicated à Robert Delaunay cordialement (lower left)
oil on paper laid down on card
25 by 36cm., 9 7/8 by 14 1/8 in.
Painted in 1928.
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Provenance

Robert Delaunay (a gift from the artist)
Sonia Delaunay, Paris (by descent from the above)
Hanover Gallery, London (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above by the late owners in 1968

Literature

Werner Spies, Max Ernst, Œuvre-Katalog, Werke 1925-1929, Cologne, 1976, no. 1275, illustrated p. 249

Catalogue Note

Shortly after finishing his studies at the University of Bonn, Ernst came to know the 'Young Rhineland' group of Franz Marc and August Macke, both celebrated avant-garde painters who would die tragically young whilst fighting in the First World War. It was through this meeting that Ernst had the fortune of encountering the French artist Robert Delaunay. In January 1913, Delaunay travelled to Berlin along with the poet Apollinaire for an exhibition of his work at Galerie Der Sturm. On their way back to Paris, the two Frenchmen stayed with Macke who subsequently introduced them to Ernst. Ernst’s encounter with Delaunay and Apollinaire buoyed his desire to move to Paris and in 1914 he traveled to the French capital. Although his trip was interrupted by the onset of the First World War, Ernst would maintain a kinship with Delaunay throughout the following years, engaging with the latter’s œuvre through his own works, including his 1916 Türme (Towers) held in the National Galleries of Scotland which is likened to Robert Delaunay’s celebrated depictions of the Eiffel Tower.

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