10 May 2001
Yves Tanguy (1900-1955)
signed, dated and inscribed 'YVES TANGUY 39 C.B.' (lower right)
pen and brown ink on paper
12¼ x 9 in. (31.2 x 23 cm.)
Drawn in 1939
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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Barcelona, Fundació Joan Miró; Vienna, Museum Moderner Kunst, Stiftung Ludwig, and Budapest, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Klee, Tanguy, Miró: Tres Visions del Paisatge, November 1999-July 2000, p. 166, no. 52 (illustrated in color, p. 95).
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