1 - 2 July 2008
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. GERHARD STRAUS
This lot is offered without a reserve
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.
Acquired from the above by the previous owner, 1959.
By descent to the present owner.
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Milwaukee, Milwaukee Jewish Center, 3-Man Show of Rattner, Shahn, ***, February 1960.
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