Feb 14, 2017 - Sale 2436

Sale 2436 - Lot 98

Price Realized: $ 7,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
LOTTE JACOBI (1896-1990)
Portfolio No. II. With 12 (of 12) photographs of Germany's most illustrious film, dance, and theatrical figures. With an introduction by Robert M. Doty, a title page, a list of photographs, and a fourth sheet containing a short biography and a colophon. Silver prints, the images measuring 7 1/4x9 1/4 inches (18.4x23.5 cm.), and the reverse, the sheets 11x12 1/2 inches (27.9x31.8 cm.), with Jacobi's signature, in pencil, on recto; each print is matted, with a debossed number on the overmat. Folio-sized gray cloth clamshell box; contents loose as issued. 20 OF 25 NUMBERED COPIES. New Hampshire: Deering, 1928-38; printed 1979

Additional Details

Claire Bauroff, Berlin, c. 1928 Hanja Holm with dance group, New York, c. 1938 Pauline Koner (photomontage), New York, c. 1937 Harold Kreutzberg, Berlin, c. 1930 Head of a Dancer, Berlin, c. 1929 Mary Wigman, Berlin, c. 1930 Heinrich von Twardowski, Berlin, c. 1932 Max Guelstorff, Berlin, c. 1931 Fritz Lang, director, producer; Erwin Piscator, director, producer; Reinhold Schuenzel, actor, Berlin, c. 1929 Heinrich George, Berlin, c. 1932 "Merchant from Berlin," by Walter Mehring , Nollendorf Theatre, Berlin, c. 1929 On the Stage, Berlin, c. 1928.

According to her biographer, "Jacobi was the fourth generation of a family of photographers. Her great grandfather met Daguerre." Jacobi fled Nazi Germany in 1935, and for many decades operated a portrait studio in New York City.

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