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Property from an Important Private European Collection

Max Ernst

Le Cri

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May 18, 09:51 PM GMT


80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private European Collection

Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

Le Cri

signed Max Ernst and dated 55 (lower right)

oil on panel

16⅛ by 12⅞ in.

41 by 32.6 cm.

Executed in 1955. 

Please note there is an Irrevocable Bid on this lot.
Paul Vallotton, Lausanne
Aram D. Mouradian, Paris
Sotheby’s London, 29 June 1977, lot 147
Hauswedell & Nolte Hamburg, 5-6 June 1980, lot 314
Hauswedell & Nolte Hamburg, 11-12 June 1982, lot 426
Private Collection, New York
Sotheby’s London, 27 June 1984, lot 205 (consigned by the above)
Private Collection, Belgium (acquired from the above)
Galerie Guy Pieters, Knokke
Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above)
Christie’s London, 7 February 2005, lot 100 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Werner Spies, Max Ernst, Werke 1954-1963, Cologne, 1998, no. 3090, p. 25, illustrated 
Paris, Galerie Mouradian-Vallotton-Loeb, Max Ernst, oeuvres 1925-1955, 1956, no. 27
London, The Matthiesen Gallery, Paintings by Max Ernst, 1956, no. 33
Berlin, Akademie der Künste and Düsseldorf, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Das französische Porträt im XX. Jahrhundert, 1963, no. 44 (in Berlin) and no. 43 (in Düsseldorf), illustrated in color
Punkaharju, Finland, Retretti Art Centre, Surrealism in Visual Arts and Film, 1987