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Einstein and Sternberger

(Einstein, Albert and Ilse Sternberger.) Sternberger, Marcel. Portrait of Albert Einstein and Ilse Sternberger

Princeton, New Jersey, 1950, printed 2017

Gelatin silver print (20 x 30 in.). Archivally framed. Estate Edition, a limited edition of 10 copies, embossed and numbered.

This photograph shows a reunion of friends. The Sternbergers and Einstein had known one other in Europe and met again in Princeton. Ilse was Sternberger’s wife, collaborator, and perennial foil. She was a constant source of warmth during sometimes-contentious sittings. She also helped document their life, publishing several articles on Sternberger’s work and their sessions with famous sitters after his death.

$2500 unframed; framed: $3,000