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Around the towers the last blond stoles are wrapped…



Author André Breton
Person cited Robert Delaunay


Text by André Breton, dedicated to Robert Delaunay, otherwise known as ‘Les Pinceaux de l'amour’ (The Paintbrushes of Love), dating from 1922.

Published in another version, in the Inédits II of the first volume of the Œuvres complètes, this text - dedicated to Robert Delaunay (who in 1922 painted Breton's portrait) - was also called 'Les Pinceaux de l'amour' (The Paintbrushes of Love). For more details on the other versions, see the Œuvres complètes, volume I, p. 604. The version preserved here seems later, and is certainly better, as can be seen from the opening line of the published version: "The towers bear stoles”. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005] 

Autograph automatic text, 1922. 

- "Aux tours s'enroulent les dernières étoles blondes", 1 page in-4° in purple ink on the back of "Congrès de Paris" headed paper, relating to Robert Delaunay. [Sale Catalogue, 2003]


André Breton (Édition de Marguerite Bonnet avec la collaboration de Philippe Bernier, Étienne-Alain Hubert et José Pierre), « À Robert Delaunay », [Inédits II], Œuvres complètes, tome I, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade, Paris, Gallimard, 1988, page 604.


Creation date1922
Bibliographical material

MS and TS - 1 page in-4° in purple ink.


Bibliothèque littéraire Jacques Doucet, Paris : BRT 25

Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2020
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CategoriesAndre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[AB's Manuscripts] Miscellaneous Manuscripts
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