Federn in turban writes a brief note in French with date and place. Condition: Mounting board shows a crack at top margin extending into top of image background.
Federn became an early follower of Sigmund Freud's theories of psychoanalysis, in 1904 joining Freud's inner circle and in 1908 helping to found the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. He became the Society's comptroller then its Vice President in 1924. Federn worked in Vienna and published in the field of psychoanalysis until the NAZI takeover of Austria in March 1938. At that point, he left for the United States via Sweden and settled in New York City where he continued to work. Among traditional followers of Freud, including Freud's biographer Ernst Jones, Federn became disregarded particularly for his views on training non-medical analysts and applying psychoanalytic concepts to a broader sociopolitical sphere.