Man Ray (1890-1976)
signed and dated 'Man Ray-48' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 x 20 in. (30.5 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1948
Elsie Ray Siegler, Jersey City (sister of the artist).
Elaine Taswell, Rochester, Minnesota (niece of the artist; by descent from the above); Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 4 May 2005, lot 312.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
Janus, Man Ray, Paris, 1973, p. 31, no. 85 (illustrated in color; titled Pamplemousse).
A. Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, pp. 122 and 364, no. 173 (illustrated, p. 106).
Janus, Man Ray: Oeuvres, 1909-1972, Paris, 1990 (illustrated in color, fig. 55; titled Pamplemousse).
Beverly Hills, The Copley Galleries, Man Ray, December 1948-January 1949, no. 23.
Princeton University Art Museum, Man Ray: Drawings, Watercolors, Rayograms, Chess Sets, Books, Objects, March 1963, no. 43.
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Paris, Musée national d’art moderne and Humblebaek, Louisiana Museum, Man Ray, September 1971-April 1972, pp. 50 and 122, no. 39 (illustrated, p. 50; titled Grapefruit).
Milwaukee, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Man Ray in America, October-December 1989, p. 39, no. 22 (illustrated in color; titled Still Life [Grapefruit on Checkerboard]).
Milwaukee, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, circa 1988-1991 (on extended loan).