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Young Man Asleep

Russian by birth, Berman was part of an international circle of painters and set designers who worked in Paris throughout the 1920s. Berman's monumental and quietly theatrical canvas shows the Surrealist poet Georges Hugnet.

Inscription

Lower right: E Berman 1931; Reverse: E. Berman / Paris 1931 / Jeune Homme Couché

Provenance

May 16, 1931, sold by the artist to the MFA for $10,050 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: February 4, 1932) NOTES: [1] MFA accession numbers RES.32.2-RES.32.18 purchased together for $10,050.

Credit Line

Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund

1931

Accession Number

RES.32.4

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings