oil on canvas
65,5 x 46 cm
signed and dated lower right: "Toyen 58."
signed, dated and inscribed by painter’s hand on reverse: "TOYEN LA RESPIRATIONS DU SOMMEIL 1958"
also inscribed on reverse by Meret Oppenheim: (Marie) Prag – Paris
framed in original author’s frame
– Collection of Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985), an important Surrealist painter, poet and fashion designer
– Toyen, Prague City Gallery, Prague 12. 5. – 29. 8. 2000, reproduced on p. 234, no. 315
– Lenka Bydzovská – Karel Srp, Toyen, Prague City Gallery, Prague 2000, full page reproduction on p. 234, no. 315
From a restorer’s point of view, this painting is in excellent original condition.
The expertise written by Dr Karel Srp, the author of Toyen’s a monograph book and a curator of a number of Toyen’s exhibitions worldwide, attached.
Consulted with Dr Karel Srp, Professor Jaromir Zemina, Dr Jiri Machalicky and Vladimir Lekes.
This painting belongs to the collection of the ‘first lady of Surrealism’ Meret Oppenheim.