Nicola Perscheid

Portrait of Ernst Haeckel,




Nicola Perscheid (Moselweiss near Koblenz 1864–1930 Berlin)

Portrait of Professor Ernst Haeckel (three-quarter length, holding a human skull in his left hand and with the skeleton of a gibbon in the background)

1904 (original photograph); 1906 (photogravure published)

hand-pulled photogravure after a photograph by Nicola Perscheid

image 22 x 16,5 cm (sheet 29,6 x 23,2 cm)

The Daulton Collection 

in the plate, printed text stating name of photographer, date of photograph, number of photograph, name of subject, and name of publisher: "N. Perscheid phot. 1904," "4669," "Haeckel," and "Photographische Gesellschaft in Berlin" [Photographic Society in Berlin, also known as the Berlin Photographic Company].

condition: some foxing in the margin

The Pictorialists and portraitists around the turn of the century often used hand-pulled photogravures because of their fine rendition. The Photographische Gesellschaft in Berlin specialized in hand-pulled photogravures.




Jack Daulton

The Daulton Collection