5 May 2004
Max Ernst (1891-1976)
signed 'max ernst' (lower right); inscribed 'A HANS RICHTER AMICALEMENT ERNST' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
6 7/8 x 10 in. (17.5 x 25.4 cm.)
Painted in 1948
Hans and Frida Richter, Southbury, Connecticut (gift from the artist, 1948).
By descent from the above to the present owner.
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W. Spies and G. Metken, Max Ernst Werke 1939-1953, Cologne, 1987, p. 144, no. 2574 (illustrated).
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