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

plate 25 x 19,9 cm 

sheet approx. 14 x 10 1/2 inches 

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."]

condition: toned, mat burn, remnants of prior mounting along upper edge verso

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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