Portrait d’ un ancêtre (Portrait of an ancestor)

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf
    Paul Gredinger, Switzerland
    Thomas Ammann Fine Art AG, Zurich
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 1989)

  • Exhibited

    Castello di Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Max Ernst sculture/sculptures, May 16 – September 15, 1996, p. 192 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 198)


Max Ernst

Portrait d’ un ancêtre (Portrait of an ancestor)

incised with the artist’s signature and number “max ernst VI/VII” and stamped with the Valsuani foundry mark on the reverse
bronze with green patina
17 x 11 x 8 in. (43 x 28 x 20 cm.)
Executed in 1975, this work is number 6 from an edition of 7 and is accompanied by a photo-certificate stamped with the artist’s monogram.

$50,000 - 70,000 

sold for $175,000

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