09-20-2013 09-20-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2673B Boston
September 20, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Eleven Photographs of Ruth St. Denis (American, 1879-1968)

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2673B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 20, 2013 10:00AM


Eleven Photographs of Ruth St. Denis (American, 1879-1968) Views of the dancer in: The Yogi (two views); Light of Asia (1917); Cobra (1906-07), photograph by Alfred Ellis & Walery (act. 1899-1918); Radha, inscribed "To Mr. Clarkson from Ruth St. Denis" l.c.; Egypt photograph with cropped signature by Lou Goodale Bigelow (American, 1884-1968) l.r.; The Bronze Palace from Julnar of the Sea with the Denishawn Dancers, photograph by Adair Bros.; Miriam, Sister of Moses signed and dated "Macgregor/1919" in pencil l.r.; unknown role with Ted Shawn, photograph by Nickolas Muray (American, 1892-1965), autographed by both dancers; two photos in unknown roles by White Studio, New York. Various shapes and sizes to 14 x 11 in. (35.5 x 28.0 cm), some mounted to cardboard supports, all unframed.

Condition: Some with toning, handling creases, creases to corners, losses to cardboard mounts, Egypt with losses to u.l. and l.l. corners.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by an LP record Ruth St. Denis in a "Poetic Biography", produced by William Skipper, The American Creative Artist's Colony.
Estimate $300-500

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Ruth St. Denis, Egypt, Alfred Ellis, Clarkson, Lou Goodale Bigelow, The Bronze Palace, Adair Bros., Moses, White Studio, Ted Shawn, William Skipper, Creative Artist