The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
LEON KELLY | SOUVENIR OF TETUAN
Estimate: 500 - 700 USD
LEON KELLY (1901 - 1982)
SOUVENIR OF TETUAN
Signed Leon Kelly and dated 1953 (lower right); signed Leon Kelly, titled and dated March 1953 (on the verso)
Pencil on paper
30¼ by 22⅝ in. (76.8 by 57.5 cm)
Framed: 30½ by 22⅞ in. (77.5 by 58.1 cm)
Executed in March 1953.
The work is in very good condition. Executed on thick, cream wove paper. All four edges are deckled. Inscribed "Inv no. 415 fixatif-March 1953" by another hand on the verso of the sheet. There are very minor spots of foxing, primarily toward the edges of the sheet. There are some minor accretions along the right half of the top edge. On the verso there are three areas of remnant adhesive from a previous mounting, each 4 inches long.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in 2005