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Aura Hertwig 
Gerhart Hauptmann 
[Die Kunst in der Photographie (Art Folio #4)] 
19.5 x 14.0 cm 
Photograph courtesy 
Mrs. Aura Hertwig (Charlottenburg)
Any information on this photographer, including her dates, would be greatly appreciated.
Heliographed (Plate) & Printed by: Georg Buxenstein & Comp. (Berlin)
Hauptmann (1862-1946) was a prominent German dramatist of the early 20th century and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1912. His early naturalistic plays are still frequently performed. Hauptmann's best-known works include The Weavers (1893), a humanist drama of a rebellion against the mechanisms of the Industrial Revolution , and Hannele (1884), about the conflict between reality and fantasy. (Source:, April 2007)
In this photograph, the setting is the sea-side, with shells and seaweed evident at the bottom of frame. Hauptmann, deep in thought, writes standing up with a quill-tipped pen into a journal that he cradles with both arms. 

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