Description & Technical information

Dr. Jürgen Pech has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of Max Ernst currently in preparation.

Date:  Executed in 1974
Period:  20th century
Origin:  test
Medium: Frottage and coloured pencil on paper mounted on board
Signature: Signed lower right, Max Ernst

Dimensions: 22.3 x 17.5 cm (8³/₄ x 6⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Collection of Peter Schamoni, acquired directly from the artist
Literature: Peter Schamoni, Max Ernst. Maximiliana. Die widerrechtliche Ausübung der Astronomie, Munich, 1974, illustrated p. 55
Edward Quinn, Max Ernst, Paris, 1976, no. 532, p. 437, illustrated, p. 412
Exhibitions: Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Villa Böhm, Abfälle vom Werk, Déchets d'oeuvres. Max Ernst, Originale und Grafik aus der Sammlung Peter Schamoni, 9 - 23 December 1978, illustrated, p. 34
Max Ernst Museum Brühl des LVR, Entdeckungsfahrten zu Max Ernst / Die Sammlung Peter Schamoni, 24 February – 23 June 2013, p. 179, illustrated, p. 163
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints