21 June 2018
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
Illustration for Le brebis galante
signed 'max ernst' (lower right)
pen and ink and paper collage on paper
11 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. (29 x 22 cm.)
Executed in 1949
Private collection, Paris.
Acquired by the present owner in 2017.
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W. Spies, S. & G. Metken, Max Ernst, vol. V, Werke 1939-1953, Cologne, 1987, no. 2710, p. 214 (illustrated; with incorrect measurements).
Dr Juergen Pech has kindly confirmed that the reproduction in the catalogue raisonné by W. Spies, S. & G. Metken does not show the present original drawing with collage, but rather the printed version in the publication La Brebis galante, 1949. The dimensions given in the catalogue raisonné are the measurements of the book, and not the present collage drawing. The spot in the catalogue raisonné illustration is also part of the edition, because the black-and-white reproduction was supplemented by pochoir-colouring.
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