09-07-2012 09-08-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2609B Boston
September 7, 2012 12:00 PMCalender

Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Untitled [Angel and Butterfly]

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2609B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 07, 2012 12:00PM


Man Ray (American, 1890-1976)

Untitled [Angel and Butterfly], 1940
Initialed and dated "MR-40" l.l., identified on a label from Zabriskie Gallery, New
York, affixed to the backing.
Ink (black and sepia), ink wash, and graphite on paper, sheet size 14 x 10 in. (35.6 x 25.4 cm), framed.
Condition: Laid onto backing mat, tack holes to corners. minor mat burn.

Provenance: Gift from the artist to his sister, Dorothy Ray Goodbread, Rydall, Pennsylvania; by family descent to her daughter, Florence (née Goodbread) Trichon Blumenthal (1921-1997), Elkins Park, Pennsylvania; by family descent to the present owner.

Exhibitions: Virginia Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

Estimate $7,000-9,000

Mounting bubbles spanning area approx. 9 x 6 in. at extreme height and width; minor paper loss to l.r. corner measuring approx. 1/8 x 1/8 in.; minor acid burn to sheet edges, no additional condition issues to report.


Dorothy Ray, Zabriskie Gallery, York, Dorothy Ray Goodbread, Pennsylvania, Rydall, Virginia Zabriskie Gallery