Portrait of August Bolte (Portrait Auguste Bolte), from Kurt Schwitters, "Auguste Bolte"Artist(s)Max ErnstArtist NationalityGerman (culture or style)Object Creation Date1967Medium & Supportlithograph on chine colléDimensions
12 9/16 in x 9 ⅛ in (31.91 cm x 23.18 cm);7 3/10 in x 3 ⅛ in (18.57 cm x 7.94 cm);14 3/10 in x 19 3/10 in (36.35 cm x 49.05 cm)Credit LineMuseum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)Label copy
Ernst produced over 500 prints in various media, many of which were created as frontispieces or illustrations to his own books, as well as those by other authors. This lithograph, printed by Pierre Chave and published by Jean Hugues in Paris, appeared as the frontispiece in a book by Kurt Schwitters, Auguste Bolte. Using frottage as he had done in his lithograph Dancers, Ernst creates a whimsical figure, an automaton composed of elements taken from various materials.
Label copy from exhibition "Dreamscapes: The Surrealist Impulse," August 22 - October 25, 1998Primary Object ClassificationPrintCollection AreaModern and ContemporaryRights
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