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Max Ernst

Untitled (Soleil et la terre)

Avatars & Allegories: Property from the Estate of Pierre M. Schlumberger

Max Ernst

Max Ernst

Untitled (Soleil et la terre)

Untitled (Soleil et la terre)

Avatars & Allegories: Property from the Estate of Pierre M. Schlumberger

Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

Untitled (Soleil et la terre)


signed max ernst (lower right)

oil on panel

33 by 41.2cm., 13 by 16¼in.

Framed: 47.3 by 55.7cm., 18⅝ by 21⅞ in.

Painted in 1969.


Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the supplementary volume of the Complete Works of Max Ernst now in preparation, edited by Prof. Dr Werner Spies in collaboration with Dr. Jürgen Pech and Sigrid Metken.

The panel is sound. There is a tiny nick to the extreme upper left corner (very likely inherent to the panel). There is a thick varnish through which the UV-light cannot fully penetrate but there do not appear to be any signs of retouching. There is some frame abrasion with associated tiny paint losses to parts of the extreme edges, most prominently to the left part of the upper edge, and to the lower two corners. There is a slightly raised area of thicker pigment just below the 'm' of the signature. There is some minor paint shrinkage to parts of the black pigment, some light surface scratches, scuffs in places and some surface dirt. There are some glue remnants to the edges of the reverse (relating to previous framing) and which could be easily removed. This work is in overall good condition.


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Galleria Alexander Iolas, Milan
Acquired from the above by Mr and Mrs Pierre Schlumberger in the 1970s