MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)

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MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)
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MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)

Estimate:

250,000 - 350,000 EUR

MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)

MAX ERNST | OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)

Estimate:

250,000 - 350,000 EUR

Lot sold:

302,400

EUR

Description

MAX ERNST

1891 - 1976

OHNE TITEL (UNTITLED)


signed Max Ernst (lower right)

oil on cardboard

35,8 x 28,5 cm; 14 x 11¼ in.

Painted circa 1919.

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MAX ERNST

1891 - 1976

OHNE TITEL (SANS TITRE)


signé Max Ernst (en bas à droite)

huile sur carton

35,8 x 28,5 cm; 14 x 11¼ in.

Peint vers 1919.

Condition report

The cardboard is stable and slightly undulating. There are a few pinholes along the extreme edges. There are creases associated with small paint losses and spots of retouching visible under UV light to the lower left and upper right corners. There is an uneven varnish preventing UV light from fully penetrating, however examination under UV light appears to reveal small dots and lines of cosmetic retouching in places, notably below the flower, to the extreme right standing woman and along the extreme edges. There are a few scattered tiny paint losses, notably visible to the standing woman’s neck and bust and to the right part of the extreme lower house. There are a few fine lines of stable craquelure in places, notably to the central bearded man. There is some superficial dirt ingrained to the varnish in areas. This work is in overall good condition.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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Saleroom Notice

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Provenance

Galerie des Quatre Mouvements, Paris

Studio Marconi, Milan

Paolo Marinotti, Milan

Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

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Galerie des Quatre Mouvements, Paris

Studio Marconi, Milan

Paolo Marinotti, Milan

Galerie Hopkins-Custot, Paris

Acquis auprès du précédent par le propriétaire actuel en 2007

Literature

Werner Spies, Sigrid & Günter Metken, Max Ernst, Œuvre-Katalog, Werke 1906-1925, Cologne, 1925, no. 285, illustrated p. 144

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Werner Spies, Sigrid & Günter Metken, Max Ernst, Œuvre-Katalog, Werke 1906-1925, Cologne, 1925, no. 285, reproduit p. 144

Exhibited

Rome, Museo del Corso, Max Ernst e i suoi amici Surrealisti, 2002, illustrated in the catalogue p. 25 (titled Intérieur et paysage and dated 1912-13)

La Coruña, Fondación Pedro Barrie de la Maza, Max Ernst y sus amigos surrealistas, 2004, illustrated in the catalogue p. 55 (titled Intérieur et paysage and dated 1912-13)

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Rome, Museo del Corso, Max Ernst e i suoi amici Surrealisti, 2002, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 25 (sous le titre Intérieur et paysage et daté 1912-13)

La Coruña, Fondación Pedro Barrie de la Maza, Max Ernst y sus amigos surrealistas, 2004, reproduit dans le catalogue p. 55 (sous Intérieur et paysage et daté 1912-13)