Max Ernst. Sun and Forest (Soleil et forêt). 1931

Max Ernst

Sun and Forest (Soleil et forêt)


Cut-and-pasted cardboard with oil, gouache, and pencil on paperboard
16 1/8 x 11 3/8" (41.1 x 28.9 cm)
Gift of Lily Auchincloss and the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest (by exchange)
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Drawings and Prints
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Max Ernst has 235 works  online.
There are 15,092 drawings online.
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The artist
Dorothea Tanning, New York. Acquired from the above
Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1984
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchased from the above (through Gift of Lily Auchincloss and the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, by exchange), 1984

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