From the Estate of Otto von Bismarck
In spring of 2017 German auctioneers Reiss & Sohn will offer about 200 lots from the estate of the first Chancellor of Germany, Otto von Bismarck. The collection was preserved until 1948 in the Bismarck Museum located in Schönhausen Castle (Elbe). After the expropriation in the course of the land reform, it was recently restituted. The extraordinary collection includes splendid honorary certificates, executed and elaborately bound by foremost artists of the era, and rare and early photographic albums, presented to Bismarck by admirers and devotees from all over the world.
Images (left to right): Lot 196. Collection of 90 photographs presented by Sultan Abdul Hamid II (1842-1918). - Lot 185. Ph. Leibinger, Jagd-Ausflug in die Rocky Mountains (Hunting Trip in the Rocky Mountains). New York 1893. - Lot 137. Colonie Grunewald (Berlin). 54 photographs by Hermann Rückwardt (1845-1919).
The auction catalogue includes about 200 positions and is available as printed version mid of April 2017 here (fee).