August Sander - Pharmacist c. 1930

Inkjet print, 2015
Authorized, titled, dated and numbered on a certificate
Paper size: 29 x 18 cm / image size: 26 x 16 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 photographed pharmacist Sepp Melichar wrote on a letter card dated 26 September 1936 to August Sander: ‘Dear Master! The magnificent children of your art have just arrived. I say thank you and ask what I owe you. I recognize my heavyset figure in the pictures and also that I’m very casually dressed. I’ve got to change that. In any case, you’ve given me great pleasure. Thank you again!’

Sepp Melichar was born in 1868 and stems from an affluent family from Linz. He studied pharmacy in Vienna and was one of the major personalities in social life in Linz. A picture taken in the photographer’s reception area that, among other things, shows a large, framed print of this print is proof of how fond Sander was of Melichar and his imposing figure.

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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