Arthur Schnitzler
ARTHUR SCHNITZLER. Half-length 3.5 x 5.5 matte finish silver tone portrait, boldly signed in black fountain pen, "Arthur Schnitzler/Wien/May 1915." Very fine condition. Austrian playwright and novelist Arthur Schnitzler courted controversy and vituperation throughout his career with his focus on sexuality and the dubious moral sensibilities of the upper and middle classes in Hapsburg society. His most famous play, Regen, was famously filmed by Max Ophuls as La Ronde in 1950 and has inspired a number of other screen and stage derivations. His 1926 novella, Traumnovelle, was the basis for Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut (1999). His entire ouvre, denounced as "Jewish filth," was banned and burned by the Nazis. Signed photographs are exceptionally scarce, this being only the second I have ever seen.
$575
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