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  • (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

  • (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

  • (Nehru, Jawaharlal.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru. New York, 1949, printed 2017

    Sternberger presents a careful composition in this portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru. The crisp white Khaddar cap and dark shadows offset each other. This photograph was used as Nehru’s official government portrait in India and could be found in every school, government office, and embassy worldwide. It continues to provide the cover for Nehru’s seminal Glimpses of World History, a collection of letters about the history of humankind written from prison.

    $900 unframed; framed: $1,300

  • (Buck, Pearl S.) Sternberger, Marcel

    Portrait of Author Pearl S. Buck. New York, 1948, printed 2017

    Buck won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938 for “notable works which pave the way to a human sympathy passing over widely separated racial boundaries and for the studies of human ideals which are a great and living art.”

    $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

  • (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

  • (Kahlo, Frida.) Sternberger, Marcel

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

    Frida Kahlo is shown here in a frontal view, with flowers in her hair as she frequently appeared. The blossoms were often from her native Mexico. The flowers Kahlo often showed in her paintings are usually interpreted as symbols of fertility.

    $900

  • 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

  • (FESSENDEN, WILLIAM PITT.) Mathew Brady Studio

    William Pitt Fessenden. New York and Washington: Brady Studio, c. 1860

    This is a fine standing Brady Imperial portrait of a leading figure of Civil War politics.

    Offered as part of the "Team of Rivals" collection, for sale en bloc only