Catalogue entry

Max Ernst 1891-1976

T00619 La Lune en Bouteille (Moon in a Bottle) 1955

Inscribed 'max ernst' b.r. and 'lune en bouteille' and 'max ernst | 1955' on back of canvas
Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 32 (60 x 81)
Presented by Sir Robert Adeane through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1963
Prov: Sir Robert Adeane, London (purchased from the artist through the Mayor Gallery, London, and the Galerie Edouard Loeb, Paris, December 1955)
Exh: Max Ernst, Tate Gallery, September-October 1961 (147); Loan Exhibition of Modern Pictures from the Collection of Sir Robert Adeane, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, August-September 1962 (9, repr.); University Art Gallery, Nottingham, October 1962 (9, repr.); Castle Museum, Norwich, November 1962 (9, repr.); Loan Exhibition in Memory of Fred Hoyland Mayor, Mayor Gallery, London, November-December 1973 (6, repr.)
Repr: The Friends of ihe Tate Gallery: Annual Report 1st May 1972-30th April 1973 (London 1973), p.13 in colour

Painted in Paris.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.210-11, reproduced p.210