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The background consists of gradiating colour to which the title refers to: pale yellow ochre at the top to grey at the base, with numerous surreal objects occupying the fore and middle ground in blue, cream and yellow, which cast well defined shadows to the left of the objects.

Manchester Art Gallery







oil on canvas


H 34.1 x W 39.3 cm (E)

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by Lord Sidney Bernstein, 1995

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Inscription description

Signed: br: Yves Tanguy 35


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