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Max Ernst montrant à une jeune fille la tête de son père (Max Ernst Showing a Young Girl the Head of his Father)

© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2024. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

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This large work was painted while Ernst was working with the surrealist group in Paris, and seems to highlight his oedipal conflicts with his father

National Galleries of Scotland: Modern


Max Ernst montrant à une jeune fille la tête de son père (Max Ernst Showing a Young Girl the Head of his Father)




oil on canvas


H 114.3 x W 146.8 cm

Accession number

GMA 3972

Acquisition method

accepted in lieu of tax and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 1998

Work type


Inscription description

Old label handwritten in pen and ink, no. 189: Max Ernst, Max Ernst xxxxxxxx a une jeune fille a tete de son pere [the illegible word could be montrant]; Mayor Gallery label no. 5124 Inscribed lower left: max ernst


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