Emil Orlik

Miscellaneous Portraits


Emil Orlik (1870-1932)

Portrait of Regina Freudenberg 


etching on paper
24,5 X 20 cm (9.65 X 7.87 in.)

signed and dated in pencil lower right just below the plate edge: "Emil Orlik 1921"
dedication in pencil by the sitter lower right margin: "Ne m'orbliez pas!  Regina Freudenberg  Avril 1922" ["Don't  forget me!  Regina Freudenberg  April 1922"]
inscribed in pencil lower left margin: "3 Zust.  No. 14." [3rd state, impression no. 14"]

The Daulton Collection

Regina Freudenberg was born on October 2, 1871 as Regina Hirsch in Brussels. In 1894, she married Julius Freudenberg (1870-1927), one of the sons of the department store owner Philipp Freudenberg. The couple lived in Berlin. Regina Freudenberg was an enthusiastic pianist, art collector, and philanthropist.  Persecuted as Jewish in Germany, she fled to her native country in 1936. After the occupation of Belgium, she took her own life in Brussels on October 2, 1941, her 70th birthday.

view of the full sheet, framed:

The Daulton Collection owns another impression, a proof impression, of the Portrait of Regina Freudenberg:
Emil Orlik (1870-1932)
Portrait of Regina Freudenberg (Portrait of a lady with her hair up and a necklace)
etching with roulette and light plate tone on chamois colored wove paper
proof impression
25 x 19,7 cm
signed, dated and inscribed "Probedruck"
The Daulton Collection

condition: wide margins somewhat dusty, with faint creases and repaired tear.
Jack Daulton
The Daulton Collection
Los Altos Hills, California