MAX ERNST (1891-1976)
Pays sage II
etching, 1923, on simili-Japan paper, a fine impression of this rare print, signed, annotated and numbered 'no. 4 landschaft' in pencil, from the edition of approximately seven impressions
Plate 175 x 123 mm., Sheet 320 x 248 mm.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 20 November 1989, lot 154.
Gilbert E. Kaplan (1941-2016), New York; Christie's, New York, 1-2 November 2016, lot 36.
Acquired from the above.
W. Spies & H. R. Leppien, Max Ernst/Das Graphische Werk, Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas, & Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, Cologne, 1975, no. 11 (another impression cited).
G. E. Kaplan, Surrealist Prints, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, 1997, no. 51 (this impression cited).

Visionary States: Surrealist Prints from the Gilbert E. Kaplan Collection, Hammer Museum, UCLA, Los Angeles, September 1996 - January 1997, no. 51.

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To our knowledge, only one other impression of this very rare and early print has been offered at auction in the last thirty years.

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