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Max Ernst

Sans titre (soleil orange)

Max Ernst

Max Ernst

Sans titre (soleil orange)

Sans titre (soleil orange)

Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

Sans titre (soleil orange)


signed max ernst (lower right)

oil on canvasboard

24 by 32.8cm., 9½ by 12⅞in.

Framed: 41 by 50.7cm., 16⅛ by 20in.

Painted circa 1956.

The canvasboard is very slightly bowed. UV inspection reveals a slightly uneven varnish through which the UV light cannot fully penetrate, however there do not appear to be any signs of retouching. There are a few light surface scratches in places, inherent to the artist's experimental working process. 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. 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.

Lucie & Pierre-André Weill, Paris 
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10th April 1987, lot 96
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Werner Spies & Sigrid & Günter Metken, Max Ernst Œuvre Katalog, Werke 1954-1963, Cologne, 1998, no. 3193, illustrated p. 77