4 October 1999
Gelatin silver print. 1933. Signed and dated in ink on the recto; notations in French in pencil on the verso.
11 x 9in. (29.2 x 22.8cm.)
From the artist;
to a friend, Paris;
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 17 April 1991, lot 280.
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See: Thames and Hudson, Man Ray Photographs, cover, for the same image executed in color. See also, pl. 148 for an unidentified portrait using several of the same elements.
Introducing the first auction in a series of three offering the collection of Paul Destribats, the Paris-based bibliophile
A cheaper, quicker alternative to oil paint, pastel became the perfect medium for portraits of the middle class