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This photograph came from a group of Man Rays, including three identical prints of Ernst at the entrance to the chateau where one of those prints was stamped on the verso with Man Ray's 31 bis, RUE CAMPAGNE PREMIERE PARIS XIVe stamp (M6 in Steven Manford's list). This is one of the unstamped vintage photographs. It has a very early Agfa-Brovira logo on the back.In the 1920s an American, Russell Greely, moved into de Clavary with a French aristocrat, François de Gouy d'Arcy. Here they entertained the intelligentsia of the 20th century, including Igor Stravinsky, Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Constantin Brâncu?i, Kees van Dongen, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, Francis Picabia, Isadora Duncan, Jean Cocteau, Max Jacob, Paul Valéry, Marie Laurencin, Rebecca West and the like.Designer Emilio Terry worked at de Clavary during this period, where his design for the dining room remains intact. Picasso designed the mosaic stone floor in the foyer. The couple were also friends with Max Ernst and built a studio for him on the property.The Château de Clavary is located near Grasse, France.

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Max Ernst at the Entrance to Château de Clavary
Man Ray Max Ernst at the Entrance to Château de Clavary

Price $7,500
Sale Price $5,250

Main Image

Ref.# 14077

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1920s  Print Date 1920s

Dimensions 6-9/16 x 9 in. (167 x 229 mm)

Photo Country France

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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