1891 - 1976
signed Max Ernst, numbered 85/175 and stamped with the foundry mark C. Valsuani cire perdue
Height: 34.2 cm., 13½ in.
Conceived in 1973 and cast in bronze at a later date, this work is number 85 from an edition of 175, plus 15 artist's proofs by the Valsuani Foundry, Paris.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Dr. Jürgen Pech, Bonn.
Please note the colours in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings.
This work is in very good condition. Dark brown patina. There is a surface irregularity on the lower left of the figure. There are areas of verdigris, most notably around the feet of the figure and underneath the round base. There are some very faint surface scratches scattered throughout. There is surface dirt and dust in the crevices. The work could benefit from a light clean.
Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Sale: Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 8th June 2004, lot 66
Purchased from the above sale by the present owner