• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 7832

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 273

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    Batraciens

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    Batraciens
    signed 'm ernst' (lower right, on the mount)
    collage, gouache and brush and ink on paper
    4 3/8 x 5½ in. (11 x 14 cm.)
    Executed in 1921


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    Provenance

    Tristan Tzara, Paris; his sale, Kornfeld & Klipstein, Bern, 12 June 1968, lot 285.
    Galerie Jacques Benador, Geneva, by whom acquired at the above sale.


    Literature

    W. Spies (ed.), Max Ernst, Werke 1906-1925, Cologne, 1975, no. 453 (illustrated p. 233).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Max Ernst, November - December 1959, no. 119.
    Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Max Ernst, December 1962 - March 1963, no. 144; this exhibition later travelled to Zurich, Kunsthaus.
    Geneva, Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, Cabinet des Estampes, Max Ernst, Oeuvre gravé, dessins, frottages et collages, May - August 1970, no. 103 (illustrated).
    Geneva, Musée Rath, Cabinet des Estampes, Art du 20e siècle, collections genevoises, June - September 1973, no. 89 (illustrated p. 107).
    Zurich, Kunsthaus, Max Ernst, Frottagen, Collagen, Zeichnungen, Graphik, Bücher, August - October 1978, no. 39; this exhibition later travelled to Frankfurt am Main, Städtische Galerie and Munich, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus.
    Tübingen, Kunsthalle, Max Ernst, die Welt der Collage, September - November 1988, no. 70 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Bern, Kunstmuseum, and Dusseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.