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  • (IRVING, WASHINGTON)

    Washington Irving. Mr. Bryant’s address on his life and genius. Addresses by Everett, Bancroft, Longfellow, Felton, Aspinwall, King, Francis, Greene. Mr. Allibone’s sketch of his life and works. With eight photographs. New York: Putnam, 1860

    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the published to S. Austin Allibone, who contributed the sketch of Irving’s life and works. Allibone ewas a leading American editor, author, and bibliographer who is best known for his Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors. Other contributors include Longfellow, Bryant, Everett, and Bancroft.

    $2,500

  • BEGIN, MENACHEM and JIMMY CARTER

    Photograph signed by Carter and Begin. Robert A. Cumins, 1979

    Signed by Carter and Begin. Menachem Begin was awarded the 1978 Nobel Peace Prize, together with Anwar Sadat, “for their work in laying a foundation for future peace” in the Middle East. The framework, reached at Camp David, was facilitated by Jimmy Carter. The Nobel award called Carter “the masterbuilder responsible for the bridge that had to be built between Egypt and Israel.”

    $2,200

  • (WASHINGTON ,GEORGE AND MARTHA.)

    Portrait Miniature of George and Martha Washington. American, 19th century

    $2,200

  • (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.

    $1250 unframed; framed: $1,650

  • (Kahlo, Frida.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Frida Kahlo. Sternberger, Mexico City, 1952, printed 2017

    Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera had become intimate friends of photographer Marcel Sternberger and his wife Ilse by that time. The couple held Sternberger’s work in such high regard that Rivera said it was the first time [I’ve] seen the real me and above his bed in Kahlo’s lifelong house La Caza Azul hangs a portrait of Frida by Sternberger.

    $1,525

  • (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

  • (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 examining stamps. London, 1938, printed 2017

    In this portrait Shaw examines the stamps which Sternberger had designed for the Belgian Royal Family, featuring the Royal children. Shaw was a philatelist, and the offer of the stamps was part of Sternberger’s method to gain access to Shaw.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300

  • (Norman, Dorothy.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Stieglitz’s Paramour Dorothy Norman. New York, 1948, printed 2017

    Norman learned the art of photography from Alfred Stieglitz and became a highly skilled amateur. The two became lovers while Stieglitz was married to Georgia O’Keeffe.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300

  • (Hu Shih.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Ambassador Dr. Hu Shih. Washington, 1939, printed 2017

    Dr. Hu was educated under the Boxer [War] Indemnity Scholarship program and was a graduate of Cornell University. At the time of this sitting he was China’s ambassador to the United States. A respected member of the Chinese intelligentsia, he advocated for the written vernacular Chinese that is still in use today.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300