09-11-2009 09-12-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2470 Boston
September 11, 2009 12:00 PMCalender

Lotte Jacobi (American, 1896-1990) Albert Einstein

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2470 Location: Boston Date / Time: September 11, 2009 12:00PM


Lotte Jacobi (American, 1896-1990)

Albert Einstein/A 100th Anniversary Portfolio of 25 Images, 1979, published by Lotte Jacobi, Deering, New Hampshire. Title page of the portfolio dedicated, signed and dated "To Gordon and Clara for their 40th anniversary with good wishes, Lotte, Aug 26th," each image signed "Lotte Jacobi" in the matrix l.r. or u.r. Photogravures on paper, 5 x 7 in. (12.7 x 17.8 cm), presented in original cover.
Condition: Subtle toning, very mild wear to corners.
N.B. This lot also includes eight photographic postcards each signed and inscribed by Lotte Jacobi. "In addition to the public holdings of her work, private collectors benefited from her practice of making original, signed photographic postcards of her work. She used these prints as an expression of friendship and was perhaps inspired by the Stieglitz use of postcard prints for his series of cloud pictures, the Equivalents." (1)

(1)Jacobi, Lotte and Peter A. Moriarty, Lotte Jacobi: Photographs (Jaffrey, New Hampshire: David R. Godine, 2003). pg 74

Estimate $300-500


Lotte Jacobi, New Hampshire, Albert Einstein, Deering, Peter A. Moriarty, David R. Godine