This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right margin "max ernst".
This etching was printed as part of a series of 3 original etchings that were included in the publication "Texte und Briefe" by Antonin Artaud.
The work was printed in 1967 in a limited edition of 68 signed and numbered impressions plus a few proofs. Our impression is one of these rare proofs.
It was published by Wolfgang Hake Verlag, Koln.
Literature: Spies, Werner & Leppien, Helmut, 2006. Max Ernst: The Complete Graphic Work. Dumont / Wittenborn: Koln.
Reference: Spies/Leppien 113