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Lot #454
Wilhelm Furtwängler

Dramatic oversized portrait of the German conductor

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Estimate: $800+
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Dramatic oversized portrait of the German conductor

Highly regarded German conductor (1886-1954) who became embroiled in controversy with the rise of the Third Reich. Though vehemently anti-Hitler, he was widely viewed as a Nazi sympathizer, which severely impacted his career. Vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 11.75 photo of the conductor in action, affixed to a 15.75 x 19.75 mount, boldly signed on the mount in pencil, "W. Furtwangler." Also annotated by the photographer, "Foto: Kowalewsky." In fine condition, with light silvering to the perimeter of the image. The largest Furtwängler autograph we've ever offered.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #574 - Ended January 08, 2020

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