Prof, Albert Einstein at Princeton, NJ by Philippe Halsman
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Gelatin silver print
Signed, titled, and dated, in pencil, with artist's stamp, in ink, au verso
Printed circa 1975
Philippe Halsman a portrait photographer. He was born in Riga, Latvia, and died in New York City. Celebrities photographed by Halsman include John F. Kennedy, Alfred Hitchcock, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, and Pablo Picasso. Many of his photographs appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine.
This iconic portrait of Albert Einstein is one of the most recognizable images of the famed professor. The dramatic lighting strengthens Einstein’s visage, but his worn expression captures his vulnerability.
This is a clean print with rich tonality; there is a small 1/8 – 1/4 inch wide border surrounding the image area and the upper right margin is missing about 1/16th of its emulsion base, but this is not visible in the image.
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PROVENANCE: Purchased by the current owner in the mid 1970’s from the Mirvish Gallery, Toronto.