Lot 504

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GERMAN, 1891-1976
Oil on canvas
Lower right signed: Max Ernst; verso gallery label: Kleemann Galleries, New York 1940, "Flowers Against Blue" no. K4063; verso loan label: 96.1955

Catalogue note:
This work will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of Max Ernst in preparation, edited by Werner Spies in collaboration with Sigrid Metken and Jürgen Pech.

This item has been sent through The Art Loss Register and has No Match status


  • Galerie Bernheim, 109 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, 1928;
    Kleemann Galleries, 65 East 57th Street, New York (no. K4063, 1940);
    Betty Parsons Gallery, 15 East 57th Street, New York;
    Lynne Thompson, Blue Hill, Maine (acquired from the above on May 18th 1948).
    Private Maryland and Massachusetts Estate Collection

    Exhibition "Max Ernst. Ses oiseaux, ses fleurs nouvelles, ses forêts volantes, ses malédictions, son satanas," Galerie Georges Bernheim, 109 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, December 1st – 15th 1928, no. 10 or 23.
    Exhibition "Picasso and Pie," Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, August 10th – 30th 1948.
  • Dimensions:
  • 25 5/8 x 32 in. (65.1 x 81.3 cm.), Frame: 30 x 36 1/2 in. (76.2 x 92.7 cm.)
  • Artist Name:
  • Medium:
  • Oil on canvas
  • Condition:
  • The painting is in good condition.
    There is no apparent inpaint under uv black light.
    There is paint loss around the edges.
    There are two areas of paint loss in the blue.
    There is a puncture 3/8" x 2/8", 3 inches from the top and an inch from the right side.
    There are minor specks of paint loss in the dark areas.
    There is some crazing in the whites of the flowers.
    There is an area of paint loss 3/8" x 2/8" at the top of the lower center flower.

    For a detailed condition report please request more information.

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