Classic Photographs

Classic Photographs

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Photographs from the Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection

Man Ray

Wallis Simpson

Lot Closed

October 5, 02:15 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Man Ray

1890 - 1976

Wallis Simpson

gelatin silver print, tipped to a paper mount, signed and annotated 'Paris' in pencil on the mount, the photographer's 'Man Ray - 8 rue du Val-de-Grâce, Paris 5e - France, Danton 92-25' studio stamp (Manford M9) on the reverse, framed, 1935

image: 9 ⅛ by 7 in. (23.2 by 17.8 cm.)

frame: 18 by 15 ½ in. (45.7 by 39.4 cm.)

Collection of Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of Windsor

Private European collection

Private collection, New York

Ann Yaffe Phillips Fine Art, New York, 2004

Terence Pepper, Man Ray Portraits (New Haven, 2013), pl. 118 (the full negative)

cf. Clément Chéroux, ed., Man Ray. Portraits. Paris--Hollywood--Paris (Munich, 2011), p. 236