- Watercolour on paper
- Unconfirmed: 80 x 235 mm
- Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2007
Tanguy’s habitual forms appear here on a miniature scale. Painted with an assured illusionism, they remain mysterious: both stone-like and strangely bodily. This watercolour is dedicated (in miniscule script) to the British painter Norman Dawson and his wife, a friendship that seems to date from Tanguy’s solo exhibition at Guggenheim Jeune in London in 1938.
Gallery label, July 2011