Erna Lendvai-Dircksen
Lot 33
Erna Lendvai-Dircksen (German, 1883-1962) Eisblümen (studies of ice flowers), 1940s Various sizes between 23.2 x 16.1cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/16in) and 28.8 x 22.2cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/4in) or the reverse.
£700 - 1,000
US$ 1,200 - 1,700
Auction Details
Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, 5 ice flower studies Erna Lendvai-Dircksen Erna Lendvai-Dircksen, 5 ice flower studies Erna Lendvai-Dircksen
Lot Details
Erna Lendvai-Dircksen (German, 1883-1962)
Eisblümen (studies of ice flowers), 1940s
Five vintage gelatin silver prints, one titled in pencil and with the photographer's 'Erna Lendvai-Dircksen/ Coburg, Pilgramsroth 100' stamp on the reverse.
Various sizes between 23.2 x 16.1cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/16in) and 28.8 x 22.2cm (11 5/16 x 8 3/4in) or the reverse.

Footnotes

  • Provenance Lots 33-35:
    By descent from the photographer;
    Sotheby's London, 9 May 2002, lot 203.

    Erna Lendvai-Dircksen is recognised as one of the leading portraitists of 1920s Germany, her images of German peasants and rural life in Germany receiving the attention (and approval) of the Nazi regime to the extent that she was commissioned by Adolf Hitler to publish several propaganda books on his idealised "Volk". Throughout the 1940s, Lendvai-Dircksen became increasingly interested in landscape photography, later publishing her works in books including Wanderdünen and, in colour, in Urgestalt in Kreide und Granit.
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