The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
LUCIEN COUTAUD | PLAGE ET OISEAUX
Estimate: 400 - 600 USD
LUCIEN COUTAUD (1901 - 1977)
PLAGE ET OISEAUX
Signed Coutaud and dated 52 (lower right); titled and dated Trouville 4-8-52 (on the verso)
Gouache on paper
13 by 16⅛ in. (33 by 41 cm)
Framed: 27¾ by 28½ in. (70.5 by 72.4 cm)
Executed in Trouville on August 4, 1952.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet has been hinged at two places along the upper edge of its verso. Some remnants of an adhesive and associated losses along the upper edge, likely due to a previous mounting. Some remnants of an adhesive to the verso of the sheet at each corner. Some minor nicks and losses to the extreme edges, as well as a single pinhole-sized loss to the water at center right. The colors are well preserved. The work is in good condition.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in April 2006