Lot #196
Elie Metchnikoff Signed Photograph

Stunningly rare signed oversized portrait of Elie Metchnikoff—the first we've ever seen
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Estimate: $2000+

Description

Stunningly rare signed oversized portrait of Elie Metchnikoff—the first we've ever seen

Russian biologist and zoologist (1845-1916) best known for his pioneering research into the immune system for which he, with Paul Ehrlich, was awarded the 1908 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Rare and extraordinary vintage matte-finish 9.5 x 11.5 photo of the pioneering immunology researcher, affixed to its original 11 x 14 mount, crisply signed on the mount in ink, "Elie Metchnikoff." Matted and framed to an overall size of 15 x 18.75. In very good to fine condition, with light toning to the mount, and light silvering to the darker areas of the image. Signed photographs of Metchnikoff are exceedingly rare—this is the first of any size we have ever encountered—and the large-format dimensions of this example make it particularly impressive. From the estate of noted British scientist John Freeman (1877-1962) who worked with Ehrlich,Metchnikoff, Fleming, and others.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Art and Literature
  • Dates: #610 - Ended June 16, 2021





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