Sale 19BP02 | Lot 175

EINSTEIN, ALBERT Photograph signed on the mount in brown ink below the image "Albert Einstein/Berlin. September 1927."

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 175
EINSTEIN, ALBERT Photograph signed on the mount in brown ink below the image "Albert Einstein/Berlin. September 1927."
Toned gelatin silver print, 8 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches (222 x 170 mm) on original card mount 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches (295 x 207 mm), inscribed as noted on lower margin. Slight oxidation to edges of the print, some minor soiling to verso, in all a very fine image.
Einstein is photographed facing left, his pipe in his hand. The mount is signed with Einstein's full signature, place and date, but the photograph is unsigned by the artist. In 1927, Einstein was at the height of his powers. He had been elected a corresponding member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences in February, and the month after he signed this image he would attend the fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons in Brussels in October, where he would famously debate with Niels Bohr against the latter's formulation (created with Heisenberg and Pauli) of the Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics.


Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $20,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Sold for $20,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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