The American artist Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)) discovered Surrealism at the great Museum of Modern Art show in New York in 1936. Soon afterwards she met Max Ernst. They were married in 1946, a famous couple, and both in the States and later in France their home was full of friends and admirers. Always strictly faithful to Surrealist theory, she brought to the movement her own strange fantasies – huge flowers, satanic, ragged little girls -, working in a variety of different disciplines: stage design, etching and engraving.
The saraband of little “She-Lambs” that she drew for the 1965 Mouton Rothschild label remains true to her inspiration, a world of gracefully drifting dreams.