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Max ERNST

Germany 1891 – France 1976

artist

  • also worked in the United States of America

Benjamin PERET

France 1899 – 1959

poet

La Brebis galante [The gallant sheep] 1949 Description: a book containing three colour etchings with aquatint and twenty-two full-page illustrations, of which 18 coloured by hand in pochoir | colour lithograph cover
Materials & Technique: prints, illustrated books, intaglio, stencil, planographic, relief etching, aquatint, lithograph, pochoir, letterpress Support: cream, wove, grand vélin d'Arches; cream, wove paper book cover printed with brown ink lithographic image
Impression: 189
Edition: edition of 321
Publisher: Les Editions Premieres
Place Published: Paris
Date Published: 1949

Primary Insc: not signed. dated, letterpress in black ink, colophon page '1949'
Secondary Insc: lithographic image printed in brown ink on book cover, with title text in reverse colour, 'LA BREBIS/GALANTE/BENJMIN PERET/MAX ERNST' etching in brown ink, 'BENJAMIN PERET/MAX ERNST' (plate 1) numbered in black ink, colophon page '189'.
Tertiary Insc: verso: lithographic image printed in brown ink, with text in reverse colour, 'LES EDITIONS PREMIERES'
Dimensions: page 24.2 h x 38.6 w cm comp 12.8 h x 10.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: The Poynton Bequest 2008
Accession No: NGA 2008.210
Subject: Art style: Surrealism