Jacob Hilsdorf

Portrait of Stefan George,

circa 1910, 

gelatin silver photograph


Jacob Hilsdorf (Bingen am Rhein 1872–1916 Frankfurt am Main)


Portrait of the writer Stefan George"

circa 1910 (printed 1920s by Theodor Hilsdorf)

brown-toned gelatin silver photograph on heavy chamois paper

21,5 x 16,5 cm

studio stamp on verso

mounted along upper edge to original card 

on mount verso, signed "Müller-Hilsdorf" in pencil and studio stamp 

The Daulton Collection

Condition: the photograph is a fine tonal print in excellent condition; the card mount has crease in upper right and is slightly soiled


Franz Toth. Jacob Hilsdorf 1872 - 1916. Photograph im Jugendstil. Bingen 1984.


"This image, along with several other images taken by Jacob Hilsdorf of Stefan George, was printed in the mid-1920s by his brother Theodor Hilsdorf using the original negative plates. After Jacob's early death in 1916, Theodor incorporated some of his brother's negatives in his archive. When these were reprinted, they were often signed Müller-Hilsdorf. In 1903 Theodor Hilsdorf had taken over the photography studio of his father-in-law Friedrich Müller. The studio was totally destroyed in 1945 in a bombing raid and only 2000 of the over 100,000 negatives of the archive remained intact."  B 



Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection