The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
EUGENE BERMAN | COLUMN LANDSCAPE
Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD
EUGENE BERMAN (1899 - 1972)
Signed with the initials E.B. and dated 1960 (lower center)
Watercolor, brush and ink, pen and ink and ink wash on paper
13 by 9⅜ in. (33 by 23.8 cm)
Framed: 23½ by 20 in. (59.7 by 50.8 cm)
Executed in 1960.
We extend sincere thanks to Peter Sherwin for his kind assistance in authenticating the present work from photographs.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is T-hinged to a mount to the upper left and upper right corners of its verso. The right edge is unevenly cut. Along all four edges of the verso are remnants of an adhesive, likely from a prior mounting. There are two minor tears to the right half of the top edge, both 1/2 inch in length. There is some slight undulation to the sheet, as commensurate with the medium. A few scattered minor handling creases. In the center of the right edge there is an extremely minor loss to the medium. This work is in overall very good condition.
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