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Auction: 
Dubnová aukce v Mánesu
Author: 
Toyen (Marie Čermínová)
Year: 
(1902 – 1980)
Artwork: 
Untitled (Feline Head)
Created: 
around 1955
Starting/Selling price: 
26 150 EUR
Estimate: 
30 770 – 46 150 EUR
Sold: 
2.450.000 Kč
oil, gouache, silver paint, ink on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 10 cm (29 x 18,5 cm)
original adjustment and original frame
 
Provenance:
- Private collection of André Breton (1896–1966), the famous founder and main theoretician of the Surrealist movement, writer and a poet, who was gifted this work by Toyen in 1950s
- Private collection of André Breton’s daughter Aube Elleouet-Breton
- Gallery 1900–2000 Paris
- Private collection, Paris
 
An authenticity confirmation by Aube Elleouet-Breton, André Breton’s daughter, attached.
 
Consulted with Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Karel Srp, Dr Jiri Machalicky, Aneta Kopecka and Vladimir Lekes.
 
An expert’s report written by Dr Karel Srp attached.