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Max Ernst

Illustrated Books

The mysterious, species-bending creatures invented by German surrealist Max Ernst (1891-1976) during the 1920s and 1930s will be highlighted in the focus exhibition Max Ernst: Illustrated Books. Drawn from the Gallery's rare book collection, the nineteen works include pages from Ernst's collage novels La femme 100 têtes (1929), Rêve d'une petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel (1930), and Une semaine de bonté (1934).

Max Ernst, "Les malheurs des immortels," 1922, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "La femme 100 têtes," 1929, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, Gift of Thomas G. Klarner

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Max Ernst, "Rêve d'une petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel," 1930, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Weisst du schwatz du: Gedichte," 1930, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Spectacle metallique," 1930, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Un divertissement," 1939, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "La dame ovale," 1939, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Une semaine de bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux: roman," 1934, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Une semaine de bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux: roman," 1934, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Une semaine de bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux: roman," 1934, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Une semaine de bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux: roman," 1934, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Une semaine de bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux: roman," 1934, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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Max Ernst, "Une semaine de bonté, ou Les sept éléments capitaux: roman," 1934, National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, David K. E. Bruce Fund

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