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La joie de vivre (The Joy of Life)

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

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This is one of a number of so-called 'jungle' pictures that Max Ernst painted in the late 1930s. His paintings of forests and tangled undergrowth

National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art


Date

1936

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 73.5 x W 92.5 cm

Accession number

GMA 3886

Acquisition method

purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund, 1995

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

(the following all taken from 1993 conservation report) Handwritten in ink, upper stretcher bar, left: Collection / Roland Penrose / Max Ernst 1937 Handwritten in crayon, upper stretcher bar, right: Caisse VT3 - Anglais Typed label, upper stretcher bar, left: HAUS AM WALDSEE, Berlin Upper stretcher bar, right: damaged label, possibly French picture restorer's Centre vertical stretcher bar, from top: typed label, Max Ernst Exhibition Mayor Gallery label Kunsthalle Bern Label International Art Tra


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National Galleries of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

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