The Temptation Of St. Anthony
Artwork: The Temptation Of St. Anthony
Size: 121.4 x 91.2 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1946
Marks: Signed and dated 'Dorothea Tanning 45-46' (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in 1945-1946
Provenance: Galerie Andre-Francois Petit, Paris; Ira and Tonian Genstein, Pennsylvania (by 1981); Elizabeth Gettinger; Tonian and Joseph Volk, Pennsylvania (by descent from the previous); Acquired from the previous by the present owner, 1985
Exhibition history: New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc. and Washington, D.C., The American Federation of Arts, Bel Ami International Competition Portraying the Temptation of St. Anthony, September 1946, p. 28 (illustrated and illustrated again in situ, p. 29); Washington, D.C., Caresse Crosby Gallery, The Temptation of St. Anthony, October 1947; Tucson, University of Arizona Museum of Art, The Sedona Collection, October 1958-September 1959; Museen der Stadt Koln, Westkunst: Zeitgenossische Kunst seit 1939, May-August 1981, p. 110, no. 289 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ, p. 381)

Christie's New York

Date: 2018-05-16
Lot Number: 377