LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
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The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online

LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online

LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD

Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD

Lot Sold:35,000USD
(27 bids, reserve met)

Description

LEON KELLY (1901 - 1982)

WINTER BIRD


Signed Leon Kelly and dated 1945 (lower right); signed 'Leon Kelly' and dated 1945 (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

15 by 9 in. (38.1 by 22.8 cm)

Framed: 20¼ by 14⅛ in. (51.4 by 36 cm)

Painted in 1945. 

Condition Report

This work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. The surface is slightly dirty. There is a sight undulation to the canvas along the right edge. Under UV light: no apparent signs of inpainting but a varnish makes the surface slightly difficult to read through.


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Provenance

Julien Levy, New York

Jean Levy, New York (by descent from the above and sold by the estate: Tajan, Paris, April 21, 2005, lot 314) 

Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago

Gallery of Surrealism, New York

Acquired from the above on October 18, 2005

Exhibited

Baltimore, International Gallery, Inc., Leon Kelly: Retrospective Exhibition, 1920-1964, 1965, no. 33

LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
The Sleep of Reason: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
LEON KELLY | WINTER BIRD
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