18 May 2005
La Muse Endormie, c.1912
gelatin silver print
signed and inscribed 'A Drujon/affectuesement' in pencil on verso
7 x 9¼in. (17.5 x 23.5cm.)
The artist inscribed this print to writer François Drujon, who was associated with the author Georges Duhamel and a circle of artists surrounding Brancusi, including Derain, Lhote and Le Fauconnier.
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F. Bach, Brancusi: Photo Reflexion, Paris, 1991, pl.31.
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