The Estate

According to the statutes, Alfred Ehrhardt's oeuvre was given to the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung when it was established and so given over to the public. The exact number of works in the estate cannot as yet be determined, as the material lied in the original photo boxes without a catalogue or inventory made of it. Since then the task is to prepare the photographic estate for preservation and to take an inventory of it. The estate includes approximately 10,000 18 x 24 cm silver gelatine prints, 1,000 6 x 9 cm glass negatives, 3,000 6 x 9 cm and 6 x 6 cm celluloid negatives, 2,000 35mm negatives and 1,000 glass slides. In addition to the copyright for the oeuvre, the sources are available such as the complete manuscripts, typescripts, note books, magazines, newspaper clippings and books from Alfred Ehrhardt's library, which might be relevant for research purposes. This material from the estate can be made accessible on location in the Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung upon request. The approximately 120 paintings, drawings and graphic prints, however, which are also property of the foundation now, remain care of the family.

Photographs by Alfred Ehrhardt online in the image databases of our cooperationspartners: Deutsche Fotothek, Dresden, bpk Bildagentur für Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek.

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