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    Sale 7600

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    25 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 543

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)

    Le bijouter du ciel

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Max Ernst (1891-1976)
    Le bijouter du ciel
    signed, dated and inscribed 'max ernst 54 le bijouter du ciel' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    31 7/8 x 25 5/8 in. (81 x 65 cm.)
    Painted in 1954


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    Provenance

    Galerie Beyeler, Basel.
    Acquired from the above in 1955, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    This painting is sold with a photo-certificate from Professor Werner Spies.


    Exhibited

    Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Max Ernst, 1955.