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    Christie's Interiors

    1 - 2 July 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 351

    Abraham Rattner (AMERICAN, 1895-1978)

    I Saw a Butterfly

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    Abraham Rattner (AMERICAN, 1895-1978)
    I Saw a Butterfly
    signed and titled 'I Saw a Butterfly Rattner' (lower edge) and inscribed (throughout paper); signed, titled and inscribed again and dated 'Rattner '54 I Saw a Butterly Fluttering Joyfully.....' (on board taped to the reverse of backing paper)
    ink, watercolor, gouache, wash and pencil on paper
    22½ x 14½ in. (57.2 x 36.8 cm.)
    Executed in 1954.


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    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Edward Dwight.
    Acquired from the above by the previous owner, 1959.
    By descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. GERHARD STRAUS
    (LOTS 341-355)


    Exhibited

    Milwaukee, Milwaukee Jewish Center, 3-Man Show of Rattner, Shahn, ***, February 1960.