Lot #200
Sigmund Freud Signed Etching

Signed etching of the pioneer psychoanalyst by Hermann Struck
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Estimate: $5000+

Description

Signed etching of the pioneer psychoanalyst by Hermann Struck

Limited edition 9 x 11 etching of Sigmund Freud in profile done by Hermann Struck in 1914, numbered 13/150, signed in the lower right corner in pencil, "Sigm. Freud," and also signed in pencil by the artist, Hermann Struck. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and a stain to the wide bottom border.

In November of 1914, Freud wrote to Struck regarding the portrait: 'The etching strikes me as a charming idealization. This is how I should like to look, and I may even be on the way there, but it seems to me I have got stuck half way. Everything that is shaggy and angular about me you have made smooth and rounded. In my opinion an element of unlikeness has been introduced by something unimportant, by your treatment of my hair… In a word, I feel the etching to be a great honour. Each time I look at it I like it better.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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