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Lotte Jacobi (American, 1896-1990) Albert Einstein at His Home in Princeton, New Jersey

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2977BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 27, 2017 12:00PM


Lotte Jacobi (American, 1896-1990)

Albert Einstein at His Home in Princeton, New Jersey, 1938, printed later. Signed "Lotte Jacobi" in pencil on the recto l.l. and on the mat l.r. Gelatin silver print mounted to board, image/sheet size 13 1/4 x 10 in. (33.7 x 25.5 cm),matted, framed.
Condition: Subtle silvering at edges where overmat comes into contact with the print, minor creasing u.r. corner.

Provenance: Acquired from the artist through Kiva Gallery, Boston, 1977; to a private Rhode Island collection.

N.B. After meeting Einstein at the family business--the fashionable Jacobi Studio in Berlin--Lotte Jacobi began a lifelong friendship with the celebrated physicist, photographing him on five separate occasions, including this sitting at his home in Princeton, New Jersey, while on assignment for LIFE magazine.

The original 1977 receipt from Kiva Gallery accompanies the lot.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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