DOROTHEA TANNING (1910 - 2012)
Signed Dorothea Tanning and dated '69 (toward lower right); titled and inscribed 3 (toward lower left); dedicated pour Marcel, affectueusement__Dorothea (toward lower center)
Black crayon and watercolor on paper
21½ by 16¼ in. (54.6 by 41.3 cm)
Framed: 28⅞ by 25 in. (73.3 by 63.5 cm)
Executed in 1969.
We are grateful to The Dorothea Tanning Foundation for their assistance in cataloguing this work.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on very thin cream wove paper. The right edge is deckled. The sheet is mounted with photo corners at all four corners. The sheet is time-struck. There is a light undulation to the sheet. A few extremely minor handling creases to the corners. Remnants of an adhesive are present to the center of the right edge, likely due to a previous mounting. There are a few very minor scattered stains, possibly inherent to the charcoal medium.
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Marcel Duhamel, Paris (a gift from the artist)
Sale: Emmanuel Wapler SCP, Paris, March 25, 2005, lot 116
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above on July 5, 2006