Oil paint, with frottage, wiping, and scraping, on tan wove paper, laid down on cardboard
Signed recto, lower right, in brush and gray oil paint: "max ernst"; inscribed verso, upper left, in pen and black ballpoint pen: "Jan Hubert/5688"; lower right, in pen and black ballpoint pen: "34063 Cologne"; sticker verso: "DU /1701"
23 × 31.7 cm (9 1/16 × 12 1/2 in.)
Gift of Dorothy Braude Edinburg to the Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection
Werner Spies, Max Ernst, Werke: 1929–1938 (Menil Foundation/DuMont Buchverlag, 1979), p. 346, no. 2230.
Suzanne Folds McCullagh (ed.), Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2006), p. 209, cat. 156 (ill.).
Cologne, Galerie Der Spiegel, “Max Ernst: Neun Bilder,” 1961.
Munich, Haus der Kunst, “Max Ernst,” Feb. 17-Apr. 29, 1979, p. 308, cat. 249; also Berlin, Nationalgalerie, May 10–July 15, 1979.
Stuttgart, Württembergischer Kunstverein, 1900–1945, “Künstler in Deutschland: Individualismus und Tradition,” Sept. 18–Nov. 9, 1986.
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Prized Possessions: European Paintings from Private Collections of Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts, June 17–Aug. 16, 1992, cat. 48, pl. 151.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Drawings in Dialogue: Old Master Through Modern, The Harry B. and Bessie K. Braude Memorial Collection,” June 3–July 30, 2006, p. 209, cat. 156 (ill.).
Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne, by 1961. Galerie Thomas Borgmann, Cologne. Galerie Dieter Brusberg, Hanover, by 1979 [Spies 1979]. Sold, Christie’s, London, Mar. 30, 1987, lot 35, to Dorothy Braude Edinburg, Brookline, MA; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2013.
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