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

LEON KELLY | BIRD OF WINTER OR WINTER BIRD

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD

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

LEON KELLY | BIRD OF WINTER OR WINTER BIRD

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD

Lot Sold:4,375USD
(21 bids, reserve met)

Lot Details

Description

LEON KELLY (1901 - 1982)

BIRD OF WINTER OR WINTER BIRD


Signed Kelly and dated 1945 (lower right); signed Leon Kelly, dated 1945, titled, inscribed 1/12/45 Barnegat Bay and inscribed extensively (on the verso)

Pen and ink on paper

8⅝ by 7¼ in. (21.9 by 18.4 cm)

Framed: 15¾ by 14½ in. (40 by 36.8 cm)

Executed on January 12, 1945 in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. 

Condition Report

This work is in excellent condition. Executed on orange-colored laid paper. The edges of the sheet have been cut. The sheet has been mounted at all four corners using photo corners. The pigment is well preserved.


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Cataloguing

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 320)

Gallery of Surrealism, New York

Acquired from the above in 2005

The Sleep of Reason Part II | A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
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