344
344

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Man Ray
LE BATEAU
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 90,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
344

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE CALIFORNIA COLLECTION

Man Ray
LE BATEAU
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 90,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

|
New York

Man Ray
1890 - 1976
LE BATEAU
Signed Man Ray (lower right)
Oil on board
13 3/8 by 10 1/4 in.
32.7 by 26 cm
Painted in 1942. 
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

This work is recorded in the archives of the Man Ray Expertise Committee and will be included in the Catalogue of the Paintings and selected Works on Paper of Man Ray being prepared by Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee.

Provenance

Esther Robles Gallery, Los Angeles
Jacquelyn Littlefield, Los Angeles
A gift from the above

Catalogue Note

This work is a variation on the 1917-18 painting Narcissus, inspired by Arthur Rimbaud's 1871 poem Le Bateau ivre. Written by Rimbaud at age sixteen, this revolutionary poem was included in an introductory letter to his future lover, the poet Paul Verlaine. Taken by Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Rimbaud's poem takes the point of view of a drunken, sinking ship.

Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

|
New York