T. LUX FEININGER | THE BAUHAUS BAND (HEINRICH KOCH, HERMANN CLEMENS RÖSELER, WERNER JACKSON, ALEXANDER 'XANTI' SCHAWINSKY, MARCEL BREUER)
T. LUX FEININGER
THE BAUHAUS BAND (HEINRICH KOCH, HERMANN CLEMENS RÖSELER, WERNER JACKSON, ALEXANDER 'XANTI' SCHAWINSKY, MARCEL BREUER)
gelatin silver print, signed and captioned in ink, annotations ‘12’ and ‘Documents’ in pencil, the ‘Foto Lux Feininger’ stamp, and with a circular label, with ‘95’ in ink, on the reverse, 1928
4⅛ by 3¼ in. (10.5 by 8.3 cm.)
This scarce early print, on double-weight paper with a surface sheen, is in overall very good condition. Faint age-appropriate silvering is visible in raking light. Also visible upon close examination in raking light are the following : a tiny rust-colored deposit in the upper center, possibly foxing; some soft impressions; and a sharp linear crease in the lower left quadrant that does not appear to break the emulsion. The tips of the thin margin corners are bumped.
The reverse is appropriately age-darkened. The following is written in an old hand, likely the photographer's, in ink: 'première rang (d. à. g.) C. Röseler / H. Koch / deuxième rang (d. à. g.) M. Breuer / A. Schawinsky / W. Jackson.' '188.8.131.52' is written in a modern hand in pencil.
When examined under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce. There is a Ginny Williams Collection label on the reverse of the mat.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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cf. Herbert Bayer, Walter Gropius, and Ise Gropius, Bauhaus: 1919-1928 (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1938), p. 179
T. Lux Feininger: Photographs of the Twenties and Thirties (New York, 1980), illus. no. 15