August Sander - Architect's Wife, 1926

Inkjet print 
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate 
Paper size: 29 x 22,5 cm / image size: 26 x 19,5 cm
Edition of 150
© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archive, Cologne; Pictoright, Amsterdam, 2018

This image stems from an original silver gelatine print that August Sander made from a large-format glass plate negative, which is part of the August Sander Archive at Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

The portrait Architect’s Wife features Dora Lüttgen, in profile. A pose that rarely turns up in Sander’s oeuvre. With her even 1920s bob haircut, pretty plaid dress and scarf with light edging, the young woman posing against rhombus-patterned wallpaper could be representative of a new type of fashion.
As her husband Hans Heinz Lüttgen was not only an architect but also designed fabrics, wallpaper and textiles this may not only have been a personal portrait for Dora and Hans, but also a kind of promotional photograph. August Sander assigned the picture to his work People of the 20th Century, with which he wanted to mirror his day and age in around six hundred photographs divided into seven groups with a total of forty-five thematic portfolios on various professional and social groups.
The Lüttgens were members of the circle of progressive artists in Cologne at the time with whom Sander shared a close friendship and whom he took pictures of on a regular basis.

August Sander (1876-1964) is famous for the extensive series of portraits from the project Menschen des 20 Jahrhunderts (People of the 20th Century). With this extensive collection, Sander attempted to portray all walks of life in the first half of 20th-century Germany. In December 2006, Foam presented a retrospective of work by August Sander.

This photo print has a small white border around all sides. For a framer this border is necessary to be able to frame it properly. The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€315,00 Incl. tax
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