Auction 101

Lot 258:


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Start price: $600

Estimated price: $1,200 - $1,600

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Very large framed period print of the well known Willy Exner painting of Adolf Hitler. This copy offered here was apparently recovered from a Munich Government office. The back of the print is stamped ‘Geheime Staatspolizei Stapo-Stelle Munchen’ with a pencil notation ‘No. 16’ This example matches many known framed prints that were hung in government buildings throughout the Third Reich. The mechanical reproduction is of high quality as would be expected for public display of the Fuhrer throughout the government offices in Germany. The size of this print is 23.5 x 29 inch, the overall dimension with frame are 30 x 35.75 inches. There is a small repair at the top center, see images. A black scuff mark is present at the left jawline, see image. The frame is painted plaster over wood, the frame is scuffed and loss of plaster in some areas.