Oct 21 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2583 -

Sale 2583 - Lot 53

Estimate: $ 25,000 - $ 35,000
ALFRED EISENSTAEDT (1898-1995)
Grand Hotel, Saint Moritz. Silver print, the image measuring 11 1/2x9 1/8 inches (29.2x23.2 cm.), with Eisenstaedt's Pix credit hand stamp and a Pix Publishing label, on verso. 1932

Additional Details

From the Personal Collection of Aron M. Mathieu (1907-1996), founder of Modern Photography magazine.

A vintage print by the great photojournalist made while on assignment in Switzerland. Eisenstaedt made some significant images during this 1932 trip, including the iconic shot of the skating waiter. Although several images from St. Moritz were reprinted by Eisensteadt in the late 1970s, this negative was never, or rarely, revisited. This warm, vintage photograph has been in the same collection since the 1940s. The sweet image of a young boy checking his reflection embodies Eisenstaedt's humanist, compassionate eye, and offers a range of beautiful tones and textures.

Eisenstaedt: Remembrances (Little Brown & Co.), p. 17; Eisenstaedt on Eisenstaedt (Abbeville Press), p. 35.