GEORGES HUGNET (1906 - 1974)
Signed with the initials G.H. and dated 1926 (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
8⅛ by 12⅛ in.; 20.6 by 30.8 cm
Framed: 19⅝ by 23⅛ in.; 49.8 by 58.7 cm
Executed in 1926.
Executed on very thin cream wove paper. The sheet is T-hinged at two places at two places along the top edge of its verso. There are minor handling creases throughout the sheet. There is a flatted crease extending across the upper right corner. There is a three-inch flattened crease across the lower center of the composition. Along the left edge, there is a one-inch loss along the upper left edge. Another three-quarter inch long loss to the upper left corner. An additional minor loss to the lower left corner. There are minor nicks and tears measuring no longer than one-quarter inch along the bottom edge. About one-inch from the upper right corner, there is a small repaired hole. The sheet is unevenly time-stained overall. The work is in overall good condition.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on December 14, 2005