the photographer's numerical and printing notations on the reverse in pencil or crayon, flush-mounted to paper, signed, titled, and dated by the photographer in ink on the reverse, accompanied by a secondary card mount and a translucent paper overleaf, the first signed, titled, dated, and annotated by the photographer in ink, and the second annotated with care and printing instructions by him in ink, on the reverse, 1931, probably printed in the 1950s or early 1960s (Essays, p. 142; Greenough, pl. 77)
The photographer to Dr. Erhard Frommhold, Verlag der Kunst, Dresden
Acquired by the present owners from the above, 2006
The photograph offered here and in Lots 196 to 201 come originally from the collection of Dr. Erich Frommhold of the Verlag der Kunst firm of Dresden. Founded in 1952, Verlag der Kunst made its reputation as a publisher of art books of superb quality. Two volumes of Strand's cultural studies carried the Verlag der Kunst imprint: the German editions of Tir a'Mhurain (1962) and Living Egypt (1969). Verlag der Kunst also published books of photographs by Helmar Lerski and John Heartfield.
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