The artwork will be included in the supplementary volume of the complete work of Max Ernst in preparation edited by Werner Spies in collaboration with Sigrid Metken and Dr. Jürgen Pech.
Max Ernst and his wife Dorothea Tanning travelled in August 1949 from New Orleans to Paris via Ostende. On 12th November 1949, the artist book Benjamin Péret, La Brebis Galante was printed in Paris with a cover, etchings and illustrations by Max Ernst. It contains 22 reproductions of other collages with ink. This work was not included but also created between early September and early November 1949.