Sale 16447
Einstein and Family: Letters and Portraits
Online 2 - 9 May 2018
Sale total including buyer's premium:
GBP 526,750
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Albert Einstein’s younger sister, Maja Winteler-Einstein (1881-1951), is our main witness to Einstein’s childhood and early youth. His confidante in adulthood, she fled Europe in 1939 to join her brother in Princeton, and lived out her last years with him after a stroke prevented her return. Drawn from Maja Einstein’s personal archive, and that of her husband, Paul Winteler, the letters, postcards and photographs in this sale, many of them unpublished, shed new light on the extraordinary life and complex character of the 20th century’s most famous scientist. The collection includes a remarkable group of documents from Einstein’s early years, amongst them an unpublished photograph of the future scientist as a five year-old, and his only surviving letter to his father.

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London, 8 King Street
St. James (Private Viewing Gallery)
18 - 20 April

Contact

Thomas Venning
tvenning@christies.com
+44 207 389 2255
Albert Einstein’s younger sister, Maja Winteler-Einstein (1881-1951), is our main witness to Einstein’s childhood and early youth. His confidante in adulthood, she fled Europe in 1939 to join her brother in Princeton, and lived out her last years with him after a stroke prevented her return. Drawn from Maja Einstein’s personal archive, and that of her husband, Paul Winteler, the letters, postcards and photographs in this sale, many of them unpublished, shed new light on the extraordinary life and complex character of the 20th century’s most famous scientist. The collection includes a...
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All lots in this sale are offered by Christie Manson & Woods Ltd