EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955)
EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955)
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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955)

Photograph signed ('A. Einstein') and inscribed to [A.C.] Robbins, 1951.

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EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955)
Photograph signed ('A. Einstein') and inscribed to [A.C.] Robbins, 1951.
The image by Arthur Sasse, 175 x 170mm, stamped on verso 'Int[ernationa]l New Photos. 235 East 45th Street, New York. Signed on the lower margin. Provenance: by descent.

The most famous of all photographs of Einstein. The image was taken on his 72nd birthday, as he sat in a car with Dr Frank Aydelotte, head of the Institute of Advanced Study, and his wife on the way back from a celebration at the Princeton Club. Arthur Sasse(1908-1975), a United Press International photographer, was one of a number of press photographers present, but the only one to capture the moment when Einstein stuck out his tongue. Einstein himself was particularly fond of the image, and is known to have ordered a number of prints.

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