graphite on paper
24 3/4 x 18 1/2 in.; 60.3 x 47 cm
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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J. B. Rund (bookplate on backing of frame; acquired from the artist, Paris, 1975).
Jacques Sultana was a French painter of male nudes and sometime fashion illustrator. In the 1970's, he produced a remarkable series of graphite drawings centering on male nudes and employing surrealist or psychedelic motifs. L'Oiseau rare, executed 1975, is one of the best of these.