Emil Orlik

Portrait of Albert Einstein

signed by Einstein

etching, 1923


Emil Orlik (Prague 1870 - 1932 Berlin)

Portrait of Albert Einstein

etching with drypoint and roulette 


probably an impression of the 6th state

25 x 19,9 cm (plate)

framed 20 x 17 inches

signed and dated lower right in pencil: "Emil Orlik 1923."

presentation copy also signed in pencil lower left by Einstein himself ("Albert") to "Alice" and dated "Februar 1925," in full: 

"Meiner lieben, sanften Alice zum Andenken
Albert, Februar 1925."

["My dear, kindly Alice for remembrance
Albert, February 1925."]

Extraordinarily rare impression signed by Einstein.  The identity of "Alice" is uncertain, but she may be Einstein's lifelong friend Alice L. Kahler (1900-1992).
framed view:
detail showing Albert Einstein's signature and inscription:
Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California

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