EUGENE BERMAN (1899 - 1972)
Signed with the initials EB and dated 1938 (lower right)
Pen and ink and ink wash on paper
9⅞ by 12⅝ in. (25.1 by 32.1 cm)
Framed: 19⅝ by 22¼ in. (49.8 by 56.5 cm)
Executed in 1938.
We extend sincere thanks to Peter Sherwin for his kind assistance in authenticating the present work from photographs.
This work is in good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet to a window mat at two places along the upper edge of its verso. The top and left edges are deckled. There are remnants of a previous adhesive to all four corners on the verso. The work is unevenly time struck and there is staining to all four edges which is not visible when the work is framed. There is minor scattered staining throughout the sheet.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on November 16, 2002