4 November 2010
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
signed 'max ernst' (lower right) and dedicated 'à ma ravissante amie Pollein, pour ses 15 ans, ces quelques fleurs' (lower left)
oil and gouache on paper
9¾ x 14¼ in. (24.8 x 36.2 cm.)
Painted in 1933
Polly Drysdale, Ibiza (gift from the artist).
Anon. sale, Palais Galliéra, Paris, 7 December 1976, lot 19.
Crane Kalman Gallery, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, November 1980.
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W. Spies, S. and G. Metken, Max Ernst, Werke 1929-1938, Cologne, 1979, p. 165, no. 1888 (illustrated).
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