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DOROTHEA TANNING | BAPTÊME

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

DOROTHEA TANNING | BAPTÊME

DOROTHEA TANNING | BAPTÊME

Estimate:

8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

50,000

USD

DOROTHEA TANNING

1910 - 2012

BAPTÊME


Signed Dorothea Tanning (lower right); titled and dated 1959-61 (on the reverse)

Oil on canvas

8 5/8 by 6 1/4 in. (21.9 by 15.9 cm)

Framed: 16½ by 14 in. (41.9 by 35.6 cm)

Painted in 1959-61.


We are grateful to The Dorothea Tanning Foundation for their assistance in cataloguing this work.

The work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. Some shrinkage in the darker pigments of the left half of the work. A small loss to the dark pigment near the upper left corner. Minor abrasion and an associated loss along the right edge near the upper right corner. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Please note that we are grateful to The Dorothea Tanning Foundation for their assistance in cataloguing this work.

Maurice Lefebvre-Foinet, Paris

Private Collection, Paris (by descent from the above and sold: Christie's, Paris, January 26, 2012, lot 606)

Acquired at the above sale


Alain Bosquet, Dorothea Tanning, Paris, 1966, illustrated p. 130

Cologne, Galerie Der Spiegel, Dorothea Tanning: Bilder, Gouaches, Zeichnungen Collagen, 1957-1963, 1963, n.n.