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Sale: 489 / Art of the 20/21 Century I, June 07. 2019 in Munich Lot 146

Lot description
Susanna und die Alten (Suzanne et les vieillards). 1953.
Oil on canvas.
Spies/Metken 3031. Signed in lower right. Verso signed, dated and titled. 35.5 x 51 cm (13.9 x 20 in).

- One of the most traditional themes in art history, scenes from the bible are very rare in the artist's oeuvre.
- From the period of creation after World War II.
- Characteristic scratchboard technique

PROVENANCE: Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne.
Galerie Stangl, Munich.
Karl Ströher, Darmstadt (acquired in 1961).
Dr. Erika Pohl-Ströher, Switzerland (obtained from aforementioned in 1977).
Private collection Switzerland.

EXHIBITION: Köln, Galerie Der Spiegel, Max Ernst, Bilder 1953, 1953, no. 11, with illu.
Frankfurt am Main, Haus des deutschen Kunsthandwerks, 4th exhibition, Deutscher Künstlerbund, 1954, no. 53, with illu.
Köln, Galerie Der Spiegel, Max Ernst, Bilder von 1925 - 1957, 1957, no. 8.

LITERATURE: Anton Henze, Das christliche Thema in der modernen Malerei, Heidelberg 1965, with illu. on p. 122.
John Russell, Max Ernst, Leben und Werk, Cologne 1966, p. 148 and p. 342, no. 99.
Erika Pohl, Ursula Ströher und Gerhard Pohl (editors), Karl Ströher, Sammler und Sammlung, Stuttgart 1982, no. 142, with illu. on p. 107.
Werner Spies, Sigrid & Günter Metken und Jürgen Pech, Max Ernst, Werke 1939-1953, Cologne 1987, vol. IV, no. 3031, with illu. 366.

Called up: June 7, 2019 - ca. 18.36 h +/- 20 min.

Max Ernst
Susanna und die Alten (Suzanne et les vieillards), 1953.
Oil on canvas
€ 100,000 - 150,000

$ 113,000 - 169,500


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