The Sleep of Reason Part II: A Private Collection of Surrealist Art Online
VILHELM BJERKE-PETERSEN | SANS TITRE
Estimate: 800 - 1,200 USD
VILHELM BJERKE-PETERSEN (1909 - 1957)
Signed with the initials v.b.—p. and dated 34 (lower right)
Gouache, watercolor and pen and ink on paper
16⅞ by 20½ in. (42.9 by 52.1 cm)
Framed: 21½ by 25½ in. (54.6 by 64.8 cm)
Executed in 1934.
Executed on cream wove paper. The sheet is mounted at all four corners with photo corners. Some very light foxing scattered throughout the sheet. The pigments are bright and well-preserved. The sheet is very lightly time struck. Otherwise, fine. This work is in overall very good condition.
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Sale: Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, September 13, 2010, lot 515
Gallery of Surrealism, New York
Acquired from the above