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Schopenhauer, Arthur (1788-1860)Portrait of Arthur Schopenhauer

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Photographer: Johannes Schäfer (1822-1885?). Portrait of Arthur Schopenhauer. 1859. Varnished albumen print. 16 x 13 cm. Flush-mounted to card, mounted in mat.

The portrait offered here is possibly mentioned in a letter from Gustav Brecht to Schopenhauer in 1859, where Brecht recalls the photographer Schaefer contacting Schopenhauer for consultation. The letter notes Brecht's instruction to avoid retouching Schopenhauer's face and to have Schaefer present the completed picture to him. Despite Schopenhauer's keen interest in photography's advancements, he favored older daguerreotypes over newer paper photographs, as he felt he appeared older in the latter. – Two pinholes near upper edge, some spots, upper left corner with some loss, a few rubbed spots, otherwise in good condition.

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Photographer: Johannes Schäfer (1822-1885?). Portrait of Arthur Schopenhauer. 1859. Varnished albumen print. 16 x 13 cm. Flush-mounted to card, mounted in mat.

The portrait offered here is possibly mentioned in a letter from Gustav Brecht to Schopenhauer in 1859, where Brecht recalls the photographer Schaefer contacting Schopenhauer for consultation. The letter notes Brecht's instruction to avoid retouching Schopenhauer's face and to have Schaefer present the completed picture to him. Despite Schopenhauer's keen interest in photography's advancements, he favored older daguerreotypes over newer paper photographs, as he felt he appeared older in the latter. – Two pinholes near upper edge, some spots, upper left corner with some loss, a few rubbed spots, otherwise in good condition.

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