This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right margin \"max ernst\".
It is also hand inscribed in pencil \"e.a\" (Epreuve d\'Artiste/Artist Proof) at the lower left margins.
This is a rare artist proof that was printed aside the regular signed edition of 99 impressions.
The work was printed by Pierre Chave, Venice and published by Ediciones PolÃ�ï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Âgrafa, Barcelona.
Provenance: Purchased directly from Ediciones PolÃ�ï¿½Ã¯Â¿Â½Ã�ï¿½Ã�Âgrafa, Barcelona by the current owner.
Literature: Pech, Jurgen Pech, 2003. Max Ernst - Graphische Welten. Dumont. pages 438 & 439.