The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
MAX ERNST | LE SOURD ET L'AVEUGLE
MAX ERNST (1891 - 1976)
LE SOURD ET L'AVEUGLE
Signed with the initials me (lower right)
Pen and ink on paper
4⅜ by 7⅞ in. (11.1 by 20 cm)
Framed: 13¼ by 15¾ in. (33.7 by 40 cm)
Executed in 1923.
This work is in very good condition. Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is mounted with photo corners at all four corners. The sheet is unevenly time stained. There are a few extremely minor scattered spots of foxing.
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Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above in April 2008
Philippe Soupalt & André Breton, eds., Literature, no. 11/12, October 1923, Paris, mentioned p. 31
Max Ernst, Écritures, Paris, 1970, mentioned p. 96
Werner Spies, Sigrid & Günter Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1906-1925, vol. II, Houston & Cologne, 1975, no. 540
Milan, Galleria Ciranna, Albori del Surrealismo nei Disegni di Max Ernst, no. 8