The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
KAY SAGE | CASSANDRA (I) FROM "LE JEU DE MARSEILLES"
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD
KAY SAGE (1898 - 1963)
CASSANDRA (I) FROM "LE JEU DE MARSEILLES"
Bears the signature Kay Sage and dated 1941 (upper right)
Gouache, watercolor and pencil on paper
13⅝ by 10¾ in. (34.6 by 27.3 cm)
Framed: 22½ by 19½ in. (57.3 by 49.2 cm)
Executed in 1941.
This work is executed on cream wove paper. It has been mounted on all four corners with photo corners. The bottom edge of the sheet is perforated and appears to have been taken from a notebook. The sheet is unevenly time struck. There are two-inch flattened creases across the lower-left and lower-right corners. There are assorted flattened creases running the length of the right edge as well as a single nick and a single one-inch tear. There are some minor, scattered staining throughout the sheet. This work is in good condition.
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André Breton, Paris (acquired in 1941)
Elisa Breton, Paris (by descent from the above in 1966)
Galerie 1900-2000, Paris (acquired in 2004)
Gallery of Surrealism, New York (acquired from the above in 2004)
Acquired from the above on November 24, 2004
Stephen Robeson Miller, Kay Sage, Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 2018, no. W.1941.6, illustrated in color p. 397