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  • (Freud, Sigmund.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Sigmund Freud. London, 1938, printed 2017

    Sternberger and Freud had known each other for years before they fled Europe with the rise of Nazism. Though Freud was terminally ill and at first hesitant about receiving visitors in 1938, the neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis said it “makes me feel good to see old-familiar faces again” when Sternberger arrived. This is said to have been Freud’s last portrait session before his death in 1939.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300

  • (Shaw, George Bernard.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of George Bernard Shaw. London, 1938, printed 2017

    Shaw is pictured in three-quarter view with artful shadow play down the right side of his face. Sternberger was a ‘master of light and shadow’ according to contemporary museum directors.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300

  • (Zweig, Stefan.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Novelist Stefan Zweig. London, 1938, printed 2017

    Like Einstein and Freud, Sternberger had known Zweig from before the war. The Austrian novelist and playwright was among the most popular writers in the world in the 1920s and 1930s. His work was recently the basis for the Wes Anderson film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300

  • (Einstein, Albert.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Albert Einstein. Princeton, New Jersey, 1950, printed 2017

    In this portrait Sternberger shows Einstein dressed informally. Einstein was keenly aware of his public image, and often attempted to show a cheerful visage. The common backgrounds of the two men helped the photographer to put Einstein in a relaxed state and to capture him in a more vulnerable pose.

    $1,250

  • LOEWENTHEIL, JACOB

    The Psychological Portrait: Marcel Sternberger’s Revelations in Photography. Foreword by Phillip Prodger.. New York: Skira Rizzoli, 2016

    First edition, one of 100 copies of the Deluxe Estate Edition, signed and numbered by the author and accompanied by your choice of one of four 8 x 10 inch archival pigment photographs (Einstein, Freud, Shaw, or Kahlo).

    $165

  • THOMSON, JOHN

    Dancers and Musicians in Siam. Siam, 1865

    This splendid photograph shows costumed dancers and musicians posed in the middle of a performance. The hands of the two dancers at the center are about to meet in a clap, and the drummer raises a stick to strike his drum. A thatched roof building and palms are in the background.

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  • (WATKINS, CARLETON.)

    A Highly Important Personal Album created by or for Carleton Watkins and his family, containing more than 350 photographs. Various places, ca. 1880

    This extraordinary album documents the career of Carleton Watkins, the greatest of the first generation of photographers of the American West and a giant in the history of photography. Watkins “stands today at the symbolic apex of all that is unreservedly grand about the American West of the mid-nineteenth century” (Palmquist). The album also contains an important collection of western photographs from negatives taken by Alfred Hart and later acquired by Watkins.

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  • WATKINS, CARLETON

    An important collection of 40 mammoth-plate photographs of the American West, created for the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. Watkins, c. 1863-74.

    Carleton Watkins exhibited these very photographs at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the first world’s fair in America.  Watkins is the greatest of the first generation of photographers of the American West. His early photographs of Yosemite and Utah have never been surpassed. When his work was exhibited back East, the New York Times declared, “As specimens of the photographic art they are unequaled. The views are … indescribably unique and beautiful. Nothing in the way of landscapes can be more impressive.”

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