PAUL DELVAUX | ÉTUDE POUR "L'HEURE DU SOMMEIL"
1897 - 1994
ÉTUDE POUR "L'HEURE DU SOMMEIL"
Brush and ink, pen and ink and ink wash on paper
8⅛ by 10½ in. (20.6 by 26.7 cm)
Framed: 14¾ by 16⅝ in. (37.5 by 42.2 cm)
Executed in 1946.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Fondation Paul Delvaux.
Image 5: Paul Delvaux, L'heure du sommeil, 1946, oil on canvas, Private Collection
This work is in excellent condition. Executed on thin cream wove paper hinged to a mount at the upper right and upper left corners of the verso. The left edge is perforated, as taken from a notebook. The medium is well preserved. A light handling crease is present at lower right.
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