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Max Ernst

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Max Ernst

Max Ernst

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Max Ernst

1891 - 1976

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signed Max Ernst and dated 50 (lower right); signed Max Ernst, dated 50 and titled (on the reverse)

oil on canvas

45¾ by 35¼ in.

116 by 89.5 cm.

Executed in 1950. 

This work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. There is frame abrasion along all four edges, with associated minor scattered losses along the lower corner edges, the right middle edge and the upper left edge, the largest of which measures approximately 1/2 inch and not visible when framed. Artist pinholes at the upper corners. Accretion to the middle left edge, possibly from a prior framing. One small scuff to the lower right corner, visible only under very close inspection. One small hairline crack located on the upper right quadrant, visible only under raking light. Under UV light: no inpainting is apparent.


Framed: 47½ by 36⅞ in. (121 by 93.7 cm.)


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.

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Estate of the artist
Thence by descent to the present owner
Uwe M. Schneede, The Essential Max Ernst, London, 1972, no. 370, p. 213, illustrated
Werner Spies, Sigrid and Günter Metken, Max Ernst, Max Ernst Oeuvre-Katalog, Werke 1939-1953, Cologne, 1987, no. 2850, p. 280, illustrated 
Paris, Galerie René Drouin, Max Ernst, 1950, no. 61
New York, Hugo Gallery, Max Ernst, 1950, no. 13
Brühl, Schloss Augustusburg, Berlin, Haus am Waldsee, Max Ernst. Gemälde und Graphik 1920-1950, 1951-52, no. 107
Munich, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Max Ernst, Jubiläums-Ausstellung, 1951, no. 63
Mannheim, Kunsthalle und Kunstverein (im Schloß), Max Ernst, 1952, no. 49
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Max Ernst, 1952, no. 7
Darmstadt, Mathildenhöhe, Max Ernst, Surrealistische Kunst - Gemälde und Graphik 1920-1950, 1952, no. 7
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, 1952, no. 25
Leverkusen, 1952, no. 46
Knokke-Le Zoute, Casino Communal, Max Ernst, 1953, no. 78
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Max Ernst, 1955, no. 8
Paris, Musée national d'art moderne, Max Ernst, 1959, no. 72
New York, Museum of Modern Art and Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Max Ernst, 1961, no. 110, p. 45, illustrated 
Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Zurich, Kunsthaus, Max Ernst, 1962-63, no. 85
Stockholm, Modern Museet, Max Ernst, målningar, collage, frottage, teckningar, grafik, böcker, skulpturer 1917-1969, 1969, no. 75
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Max Ernst, 1969-70, no. 71
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Gemälde, Plastiken, Collagen, Frottagen, Bücher, 1970, no. 88
Calgary, Glenbow-Alberta Institute, Max Ernst from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ernst, 1979, no. 13