PHOTOGRAPH BY TRUDE FLEISCHMANN, SIGNED BY EINSTEIN: "A. Einstein 52."
Handsome photograph by Trude Fleischmann depicting Einstein gazing into the camera while wearing a dark sweatshirt and holding his beloved pipe.
“Trude Fleischmann, who developed a passion for photography already as a child, rapidly became one of Vienna’s leading portrait photographers soon after opening her own studio at the age of twenty-five... Her outstanding portraits of intellectuals and artists... remain an important record of twentieth-century European culture...
“Because of her Jewish background Fleischmann was forced to seek work elsewhere after the Auschluss in 1938. Leaving behind most of her negatives, she emigrated to Paris, London and eventually... to New York” where she continued her work photographing influential people of her time (Jewish Women’s Archive Encyclopedia).
Einstein has signed in ink on the white margin beneath the image, “A. Einstein. 52.” On the white margin to the left an unidentified hand has written: “photo: Trude Fleischmann”. On the verso are photographer’s stamps bearing Fleischmann’s name and address.
Approximately 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches. Einstein's signature with some ink-skipping on the glossy surface; otherwise fine.