Jimmy Ernst (American, 1920-1984)
Signed and dated "Jimmy Ernst/58" l.r., identified on labels from Grace Borgenicht Gallery, Inc., New York, and the Rental Gallery Baltimore Museum of Art, both affixed to the frame backing cardboard.
Gouache on paper, 14 5/8 x 21 1/2 in. (37.2 x 54.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Floated within the frame, very minor surface losses, staining to fabric covered back mat, not examined out of frame.
The frame was not opened because the vertical strainer on the back of the frame is nailed in place making it problematic to remove. However, the edges of the sheet are visible. The is some subtle rippling to the paper along the top edge, and some very minor pigment loss along the bottom edge of the sheet. There are two white dots, one on the c.l. and one on the c.r. which may be stray pigment or some minor accretion.
Framed dimensions are 20 1/2 x 26 3/4 inches.
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