Find out about one of the most intriguing lots in the history of our Photography Sales in this interview with our specialist Jennifer Augustyniak.
In the new issue of The Classic, we head to Germany 🇩🇪 to speak to the photo specialists at Bassenge Auktionen and Lempertz about the auction scene in Berlin and Cologne 🇩🇪 Jennifer Augustyniak, Head of the Photography Department at Berlin-based Bassenge told us about a particularly memorable daguerreotype portrait of Harro Harring, who is pictured wearing that dagger he would later use to take his own life.
"Harring is known today only by historians and literary specialists but he was one of the most remarkable and fascinating figures of the first half of the 19th century. He studied at the art academies in Copenhagen and Dresden, wrote plays, books, poetry, radical pamphlets. He met or made friends with Caspar David Friedrich, Lord Byron and Heinrich Heine, and took part in the Greek fight for independence against the Turks. In 1831, all his writings were banned in States of the German Federation."
Find out more about this incredible German daguerreotype and the German photo auction scene in our new issue! https://theclassicphotomag.com/the-classic-05/
📸 Carl Ferdinand Stelzner. Portrait of Harro Harring, daguerreotype, 1848. Sold at Bassenge Auktionen in December 2009. Estimate 15 000 euros, sold for 19 000 euros